Author(s): Sai Samadhan Shirsath, Vaishanavi Samadhan Shirsath, Rahul Tanaji Bhopale

Email(s): saishirsath06@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2349-2988.2024.00024   

Address: Sai Samadhan Shirsath1, Vaishanavi Samadhan Shirsath2, Rahul Tanaji Bhopale3
1 Matoshri Institute of Pharmacy Dhanore, Tal Yeola, Dist.: Nashik.
2SND Babhulgaon, Tal: Yeola, Dist.: Nashik.
3Yashwant Redekar College of Pharmacy At: Nesari.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
Naegleria fowleri, colloquially termed the "brain-eating amoeba," presents a formidable public health concern due to its astonishingly high fatality rate of 98%. This abstract provides a thorough examination of the various aspects surrounding Naegleria fowleri, encompassing its morphology, life cycle, transmission routes, clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, treatment strategies, and preventive measures. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeboid protist, thrives in warm freshwater environments, predominantly in regions with elevated temperatures. Infections occur when contaminated water enters the nasal passages, leading to primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), an acute and often fatal condition affecting the central nervous system. The clinical course of PAM is rapid, with symptoms escalating from initial flu-like manifestations to severe neurological impairment within days. Diagnosis of PAM remains challenging, relying on specialized laboratory techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunofluorescence assays. Despite efforts to develop effective treatments, mortality rates remain alarmingly high, emphasizing the critical importance of preventive measures. Avoiding freshwater activities in warm, stagnant water bodies, utilizing nose clips or plugs during water-related activities, and ensuring proper disinfection of recreational water sources are key strategies in mitigating the risk of the risk of Naegleria fowleri infections and reducing its devastating impact on public health.


Cite this article:
Sai Samadhan Shirsath, Vaishanavi Samadhan Shirsath, Rahul Tanaji Bhopale. Naegleria fowleri 98 Percent Fatal a Comprehensive Survey. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2024; 16(2):163-8. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2024.00024

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Sai Samadhan Shirsath, Vaishanavi Samadhan Shirsath, Rahul Tanaji Bhopale. Naegleria fowleri 98 Percent Fatal a Comprehensive Survey. Research Journal of Science and Technology. 2024; 16(2):163-8. doi: 10.52711/2349-2988.2024.00024   Available on: https://rjstonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-16-2-9


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