primary amebic meningoencephalitis
An infection of the meninges of the brain by the free-living amoebae Naegleria or Acanthamoeba.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • primary amebic meningoencephalitis — (PAM) a rare, acute, often fatal type of meningoencephalitis caused by infection with the usually free living soil and water ameba Naegleria fowleri. It is characterized by suppuration and fever and is most often seen in young persons who have… …   Medical dictionary

  • Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|B|60|2|b|50 ICD9 = ICD9|136.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 81 MeshID = Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM, or PAME) is a disease of the …   Wikipedia

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  • Meningoencephalitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G04 ICD 9 323.9 …   Wikipedia

  • meningoencephalitis — An inflammation of the brain and its membranes. SYN: cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis. [meningo + G. enkephalos, brain, + itis, inflammation] acute primary hemorrhagic m. SYN: acute epidemic leukoencepha …   Medical dictionary

  • Free-living amebic infection — Causal Agents Naegleria fowleri and Acanthamoeba spp. are commonly found in lakes, swimming pools, tap water, and heating and air conditioning units. While only one species of Naegleria is known to infect humans, several species of Acanthamoeba… …   Wikipedia

  • Naegleria fowleri — Different stages of Naegleria fowleri Scientific classification Domain: Eukaryota Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Hartmannella — A common free living ameba found in soil, sewage, and water, known to invade invertebrates (snails, grasshoppers, oysters); suspected but not established as an agent of human primary amebic meningoencephalitis. * * * Hart·man·nel·la… …   Medical dictionary

  • Naegleria — A genus of free living soil, water, and sewage ameba (order Schizopyrenida, family Vahlkampfiidae) one species of which, N. fowleri, has been implicated as the causative agent of the rapidly fatal primary amebic meningoen …   Medical dictionary

  • PAM — Acronym for potential acuity meter. * * * pancreatic acinar mass; penicillin aluminum monostearate; peptidylglycine alpha amidating monooxygenase; phenylalanine mustard; physical agent modality; physical archive manager [database element]; p… …   Medical dictionary

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