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What is Naegleria?

What is Naegleria?

  • Naegleria: Rare bacterial infection from contaminated water.
  • Naegleria: free living soil amoeba pathogenic to humans and animals; occurs also in water and sewage; most commonly found species in man is Naegleri fowleri which is the pathogen for primary amebic meningoencephalitis in primates.
    Source - Diseases Database

Naegleria: Introduction

Types of Naegleria:

Broader types of Naegleria:

Who gets Naegleria?

Geography Profile for Naegleria: Naegleria fowleri is found worldwide. Most commonly, the ameba is found in the soil and in warm, stagnant bodies of fresh water, such as lakes, rivers, and hot springs, unchlorinated swimming pools, and in warm water discharge pools from industrial plants. (Source: excerpt from Naegleria Infection: DPD)

How serious is Naegleria?

Complications of Naegleria: see complications of Naegleria
Prognosis of Naegleria: most cases are fatal if not diagnosed and treated immediately. (Source: excerpt from Naegleria Infection: DPD)

What causes Naegleria?

Causes of Naegleria: see causes of Naegleria
Causes of Naegleria: Infections are rare. The ameba enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain and spinal cord while the person is swimming underwater or diving. (Source: excerpt from Naegleria Infection: DPD)

What are the symptoms of Naegleria?

Symptoms of Naegleria: see symptoms of Naegleria

Complications of Naegleria: see complications of Naegleria

Can anyone else get Naegleria?

More information: see contagiousness of Naegleria
Inheritance: see inheritance of Naegleria

Naegleria: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Naegleria.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Naegleria.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Naegleria: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Naegleria.
Treatments for Naegleria: see treatments for Naegleria
Prevention of Naegleria: see prevention of Naegleria

Name and Aliases of Naegleria

Main name of condition: Naegleria

Class of Condition for Naegleria: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Naegleria:

Naegleria fowleri, primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Naegleria fowleri, Naegleria fowlerii, Naegleriasis Source - Diseases Database

Naegleria: Related Conditions

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