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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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Identification of Naegleria fowleri in the brain specimen from the Italian child by polymerase chain reaction analysis of the internal transcribed spacer of the rRNA gene. Lane 1: DNA from infected brain of the patient; lane 2: DNA from CDC:V236 culture, a positive control for N. fowleri.

Figure 2. Identification of Naegleria fowleri in the brain specimen from the Italian child by polymerase chain reaction analysis of the internal transcribed spacer of the rRNA gene. Lane 1: DNA from infected brain of the patient; lane 2: DNA from CDC:V236 culture, a positive control for N. fowleri.

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