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amebic

 [ah-me´bik]
pertaining to, caused by, or of the nature of, an ameba.
amebic dysentery a form of dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, and flies; it was formerly thought to be a purely tropical disease, but it is now known that many cases occur throughout the United States. It is usually less acute and virulent than bacillary dysentery, but it frequently becomes chronic. Symptoms are diarrhea, fatigue, and intestinal bleeding. Complications include involvement of the liver, liver abscess, and pulmonary abscess. For treatment several drugs are available, for example, emetine hydrochloride and chloroquine, which may be used singly or in combination. Called also intestinal amebiasis.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik),
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

amebic

adjective Pertaining to
1. Amebiasis, see there.
2. Amoeba, see there.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik)
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.
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([section][section]) Naegleria fowleri typically causes isolated cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis. For these two cases, despite an investigation by local public health authorities, the location of common exposure was not definitively identified.
Notes from the field: primary amebic meningoencephalitis associated with ritual nasal rinsing--St.
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Synergistic activity of azithromycin and amphoteracin B against Naegleria fowleri in vitro and in vivo in a mouse model of primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Anti Microb Agents Chemoth, 2007; 51: 23-27.
The first association of a primary amebic meningoencephalitis death with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a LIS treated public drinking water system.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naeglaeria fowleri, Karachi, Pakistan.
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(3) Naegleria fowleri can cause a rapidly progressive and typically fatal amebic encephalitis, primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), following warm freshwater exposures, which enable the organism to penetrate the nasal mucosa and invade the brain via the olfactory nerve tracts.
To the Editor: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is an acute and fulminant disease caused by Naegleria fowleri, an amphizoic ameba belonging to the family Vahlkampfidae.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a fatal disease caused by the thermotolerant free-living ameba Naegleria fowleri.