Future priorities in tackling infections due to brain-eating amoebae

Khan, Naveed Ahmed * and Anwar, Ayaz * and Siddiqui, Ruqaiyyah Bano * (2017) Future priorities in tackling infections due to brain-eating amoebae. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. ISSN 1948-7193

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Abstract

Brain-eating amoebae (Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris and Naegleria fowleri) can cause opportunistic infections involving the central nervous system. It is troubling that the mortality rate is more than 90% despite advances in antimicrobial chemotherapy over the last few decades. Here, we describe urgent key priorities for improving outcomes from infections due to brain-eating amoebae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amoebae; brain-eating; central nervous system; infection
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 01:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 08:50
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/534

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