Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a fulminant central nervous system infection caused by the thermophilic free-living ameba Naegleria fowleri. Few survivals have been documented and adequate treatment is lacking. We report 2 PAM cases, 1 fatal and 1 surviving, treated with the novel antiparasitic agent miltefosine.
- Naegleria fowleri
- Primary amebic meningoencephalitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases