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.
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