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Meningoencephalitis Due to Free-Living Amoebas in the Tropics

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dc.contributor.author Seas Ramos, Carlos Rafael
dc.contributor.author Legua, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-01T13:53:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-01T13:53:57Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/11748
dc.description.abstract Purpose of Review: To asses recent advances in our understanding of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of infections caused by free-living amoebas Recent Findings: The burden of disease by free-living amoebas is underestimated; global warming could increase incidence in future years. Early recognition of clinical syndromes may allow for prompt initiation of therapy and better disease outcome. Molecular tests allow for rapid identification of the amoeba. Treatment is based on successful clinical outcomes reported using repurposed drugs. The optimal regimen for each of the clinical syndromes is unknown. Summary: As global warming increases, clinicians will be challenged to diagnose and treat infections by free-living amoebas. Therefore, awareness of clinical syndromes, diagnostic tools, and therapeutic interventions is crucial. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartofseries Current Tropical Medicine Reports
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Free-living amoebas en_US
dc.subject Primary amebic meningoencephalitis en_US
dc.subject Naegleria fowleri en_US
dc.subject Granulomatous amebic encephalitis en_US
dc.subject Balamuthia mandrillaris en_US
dc.subject Acanthamoeba en_US
dc.title Meningoencephalitis Due to Free-Living Amoebas in the Tropics en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s40475-022-00254-9
dc.relation.issn 2196-3045

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