Disease/Syndrome

Naegleriasis

Category

Infection, Occupational

Acute/Chronic

Acute-Severe

Synonyms

Primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Biomedical References

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Comments

This ameboflagellate lives in warm, nonchlorinated, fresh water lakes, ponds, and inadequately chlorinated pools. It causes meningoencephalitis by passing through the nasal mucosa and following the olfactory nerve to the brain. [CCDM, p. 8]

Latency/Incubation

Usually causes death within 5-6 days of invading the nasal mucosa; [CCDM, p. 7]

Diagnostic

Immunohistochemical staining and PCR testing of brain tissue; [CCDM, p. 7]

ICD-9 Code

136.2

Effective Antimicrobics

Yes

Reference Link

CDC - Naegleria Infection

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