This book places greater emphasis on the practical problems of epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and pathological aspects of the two principle types of free-living amoebic infection: the acute disease produced by Naegleria fowleri and the chronic, subacute and opportunistic form, produced by acanthamoeba spp.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Historical Perspective 3. Protozoology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of free-living amebas 4. Ecology, epidemiology, and environmental factors 5. The disease: Clinical types � manifestation and course 6. Anatomo-pathological characteristics: PAM and GAE 7. Laboratory Diagnosis: PAM and GAE � cerebrospinal fluid examination 8. Retrospective diagnosis: PAM and GAE 9. Animal Models: PAM and GAE 10. Free-living and amphizoic amebas in animal hosts