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MDA
27-09-2007, 17:20:51
http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou070908_tnt_lakedeath.b3eb8147.html

Background: Naegleria fowleri is a free-living thermotolerant amoeba in the phylum Sarcomastigophora that is distributed worldwide, mainly in warm aquatic environments. It has also been isolated in soil and sewage. It cannot tolerate nor has been isolated from seawater.

It exists in trophozoite and cyst forms and in a transient flagellate stage. N fowleri is the etiologic agent of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), which is a rare and usually fatal disease.

Carter and Fowler, for whom N fowleri is named, reported the first cases of PAM in 1965 in Australia, although these 4 cases were initially mistakenly attributed to Acanthamoeba infections.


Pathophysiology: Most patients with PAM have a history of water exposure that includes swimming or diving through a body of fresh water. In arid climates, cases have arisen from the inhalation of cysts. Trophozoites or cysts, which give rise to trophozoites after they excyst, penetrate the nasal mucosa and ascend along the olfactory nerves after phagocytosis by sustentacular cells of the neuroepithelium and pass through the cribriform plate to invade brain tissue with resultant purulent meningitis and encephalitis. credit (http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1582.htm)

Beta1
27-09-2007, 17:51:49
fascinating - but also probably the CG post with the longest average word length.

Vincent
27-09-2007, 18:28:56
Except the german threads

Venom
27-09-2007, 18:43:45
Did it spend any time in space mutating?

LoD
27-09-2007, 20:28:22
It's Jason, obviously.

MDA
28-09-2007, 03:09:23
Our president is from Texas, maybe he's a survivor?

Greg W
28-09-2007, 03:51:13
Originally posted by LoD
It's Jason, obviously. No, it's Keith.

Oerdin
28-09-2007, 03:54:18
Originally posted by MDA
Our president is from Texas, maybe he's a survivor?

Would explain the brain damage.

MoSe
28-09-2007, 07:01:41
Originally posted by Beta1
fascinating - but also probably the CG post with the longest average word length.

I won't investigate nor chart this claim

MoSe
28-09-2007, 07:07:24
" Brain sucking amoeba kills Texan's children!"

they should have asked Dr.House

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphoria%2C_Part_2

Drekkus
28-09-2007, 07:51:18
The rise of the Trophozoites!!!!

King_Ghidra
28-09-2007, 08:23:12
I, for one, welcome our new Trophozoite overlords.

Drekkus
28-09-2007, 08:59:46
Don't be such a Sarcomastigophorus

MoSe
28-09-2007, 10:24:36
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d0/House-Euphoria2.jpg/250px-House-Euphoria2.jpg

Venom
28-09-2007, 12:13:51
He survived that episode.

MOBIUS
28-09-2007, 13:11:04
Originally posted by Vincent
Except the german threads

Imagine that post translated into German!:eek:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-09-2007, 13:15:20
imagine :gasmaske:

Lurker the Second
28-09-2007, 13:36:13
Once again, Carter got screwed.

MoSe
28-09-2007, 14:23:22
Originally posted by MoSe
" Brain sucking amoeba kills Texan's children!"
they should have asked Dr.House
Originally posted by Venom
He survived that episode.

that's what I meant, thanks

MDA
01-10-2007, 10:47:33
Dr. Vernon gives referrals to Dr. House?

Venom
01-10-2007, 11:43:55
Sometimes he needs help.