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Old 27-09-2007, 17:20:51   #1
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Brain sucking amoeba kills Texan's children!

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stori....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

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Old 27-09-2007, 17:51:49   #2
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fascinating - but also probably the CG post with the longest average word length.
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Old 27-09-2007, 18:28:56   #3
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Old 27-09-2007, 18:43:45   #4
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Old 27-09-2007, 20:28:22   #5
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Old 28-09-2007, 03:09:23   #6
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Our president is from Texas, maybe he's a survivor?
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Old 28-09-2007, 03:51:13   #7
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Old 28-09-2007, 03:54:18   #8
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Our president is from Texas, maybe he's a survivor?
Would explain the brain damage.
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Old 28-09-2007, 07:01:41   #9
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fascinating - but also probably the CG post with the longest average word length.
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Old 28-09-2007, 07:07:24   #10
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" Brain sucking amoeba kills Texan's children!"

they should have asked Dr.House

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphoria%2C_Part_2
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The rise of the Trophozoites!!!!
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Old 28-09-2007, 08:23:12   #12
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Old 28-09-2007, 08:59:46   #13
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Old 28-09-2007, 12:13:51   #15
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Old 28-09-2007, 13:11:04   #16
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Old 28-09-2007, 13:15:20   #17
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Old 28-09-2007, 14:23:22   #19
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" Brain sucking amoeba kills Texan's children!"
they should have asked Dr.House
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He survived that episode.
that's what I meant, thanks
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Dr. Vernon gives referrals to Dr. House?
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