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PHIL Image 408
 
ID#:408
Description:Using the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining technique, this photomicrograph depicts the histopathologic characteristics associated with a case of amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri parasites.

Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose. This typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Govinda S. Visvesvara
Creation Date:1980
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  • CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Naegleria fowleri - Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM): General Information
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    MeSH
    tree picture Anatomy
    tree picture tree picture Nervous System
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Brain
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Nervous System Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Brain Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Encephalitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Meningoencephalitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Encephalitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Meningoencephalitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Meningoencephalitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Meningitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Meningoencephalitis
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Animals
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Invertebrates
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Protozoa
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Sarcomastigophora
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Sarcodina
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lobosea
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Schizopyrenida
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Naegleria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Naegleria fowleri
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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