Primary Amoebic Meningo-Encephalitis in photos

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Section of brain containing amoebae.

Photo 1. Section of brain containing amoebae. Primary amoebic infection of the brain with free-living Umax amoebae is rare. Infection appears to be acquired through the cribriform plate of the nasal cavity following immersion in contaminated water. (X 900)

Living trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri.

Photo 2. Living trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri. Several species of Naegleria (Vahlkampfiidae) may be associated with this condition. They develop a biflagellate form in water. (x 900)

Living trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri too.

Photo 3. Living trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri too.


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