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June 1991

Successful Treatment of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, WilkesBarre (Pa) General Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 1991;151(6):1201-1202. doi:10.1001/archinte.1991.00400060121021

The fourth documented survivor of primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a young man with a history of waterskiing in a stagnant freshwater lake in northeastern Pennsylvania, is presented. Early consideration of this unusual diagnosis, based on historical factors (recent contact with warm fresh water), coupled with prompt aggressive therapy with high-dose amphotericin B is emphasized in achieving a successful outcome.

(Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:1201-1202)