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Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.