SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.17 issue3Vitamin D involvement in the pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1Streptococcus equi Cellulitis: Case Report and Literature Review author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google



Print version ISSN 0123-9392


VELEZ V, María C et al. Case report and literature review of a patient with meningoencephalitis from free-living amoebae. Infect. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.3, pp.153-159. ISSN 0123-9392.

A 14-year-old patient from Apartado (Antioquia, Colombia) was referred to Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe in Medellin for acute febrile illness associated with headache and rapid loss of consciousness. The etiologic agent causing this deterioration was found to be a free-living amoeba ( Naegleria fowleri ). Free-living amoebae are a rare etiology for meningoencephalitis, have a fulminant course and require a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis.

Keywords : Meningoencephalitis; Free-living amoebae.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )