ENLIGHTENMENT ON NAEGLERIA FOWLERI; A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA - AN ALARMING CALL

Syeda Sarah Abbas, Safila Naveed, Fatima Qamar, Zohra Barkat Ali

Abstract


Naegleria fowleri is also called as brain eating amoeba. It is a very dangerous and life threatening disorder that cause PAM (primary amebic meningoencephalitis). The ultimate source of Naegleria is contaminated water or water with poor chlorine level. It is usually examined under CT scan, PCR and CSF. According to research, there is increasing number of PAM in Karachi,Pakistan. The purpose of this core study or review is to give awareness and provide its better management in the light of different updated new studies.


Keywords


Naegleria fowleri, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), Brain Eating Amoeba, Karachi, Pakistan

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