Youngest Survivor of Naegleria Meningitis

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 05/14/2012

The authors report a 25–d–old boy, the youngest survivor of Naegleria meningitis. The child was admitted with a diagnosis of partially treated meningitis. Cerebro–spinal fluid wet mount examination revealed free living motile amebae resembling Naegleria, which was further confirmed by culture. He was treated with amphoterecin B, rifampicin and fluconazole for 4 wk and ventriculoperitoneal shunt for obstructive hydrocephalous.

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