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Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004

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Fatal Naegleria fowleri Meningoencephalitis, Italy

Paola E. Cogo*Comments to Author , Massimo Scaglia†, Simonetta Gatti†, Flavio Rossetti‡, Rita Alaggio*, Anna Maria Laverda*, Ling Zhou§, Lihua Xiao§, and Govinda S. Visvesvara§
Author affiliations: *University of Padova, Padova, Italy; †University-IRCCS S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy; ‡Hospital of Monselice, Padova, Italy; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Figure 1

A) Computed tomographic scan: note the right fronto-basal collection (arrow) with a midline shift right to left. B) Brain histology: three large clusters of amebic vegetative forms are seen (H-E stain, x 250). Inset: Positive indirect immunofluorescent analysis on tissue section with anti– Naegleria fowleri serum.

Figure 1. A) Computed tomographic scan: note the right fronto-basal collection (arrow) with a midline shift right to left. B) Brain histology: three large clusters of amebic vegetative forms are seen (H-E stain, x 250). Inset: Positive indirect immunofluorescent analysis on tissue section with anti– Naegleria fowleri serum.

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