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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis.
  1. A R Cain,
  2. P F Wiley,
  3. B Brownell,
  4. D C Warhurst


    The third case in the UK of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis is reported; it affected an 11-year-old girl. Six days before admission the girl had swum in a pool fed by hot spring water in which the causative agent Naegleria fowleri was found. Early treatment with amphotericin B would seem to offer the only hope of recovery in this almost uniformly fatal infection.

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