Brain Eating Amoeba Treatment, Survivor, Symptoms, Total cases

Uday Thakur

Brain Eating Amoeba

Know essential details on Brain Eating Amoeba Treatment, Survivor, Symptoms, and Total cases from this article.

Deaths from neuroinfections is rare in the country and the outside world. But in fatal cases, death can also occur to a patient. Thus, if you also get the symptoms then you must get the Brain Eating Amoeba Treatment immediately!

Brain Eating Amoeba Treatment

Naegleria Fowleri is a free-living amoeba attacks the Central Nervous System. Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) is another name for the Brain Eating Amoeba, whose treatment includes certain medications.

Brain Eating Amoeba

Amphotericin B, azithromycin, fluconazole, rifampin, miltefosine, and dexamethasone are some of the medical components which are prescribed by the doctor.

Brain Eating Amoeba Symptoms

From the deep laboratory study, it has been found that the disease is less virulent than any other infection. The infections generally found in individuals of 12 years of age or more. Do not undertake the symptoms of bacterial meningitis and viral encephalitis as those of Naegleria Fowleri as this is Naegleria Fowleri.

  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Queasing
  • Trembling
  • Mental Confusion
  • High fever
  • Excruciating headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Coma

If you feel such symptoms then do not become your own doctor rather visit the nearby hospital for a checkup. It can be the case that you may have a mental illness and not Naegleria Fowleri but do not take a risk!

Brain Eating Amoeba Causes

Several studies and research have been done to identify the prevailing causes of Naegleria Fowleri. It is not a usual mental illness but a severe medical condition that is a matter of concern. Prevention is better in this case rather than ignorance.

A media report says that during summer days or when the weather is pleasing, children go to the lakes or swimming pool. They get infected from the water sources with such amoeba and have got the symptoms for Naegleria Fowleri. After few hours of spending in pool or other water sources, children had compliant their parents regarding headache and nausea.

Doctors describes the causes as when body inhales the infected water or virus, it makes way for the amoeba to enter the body. This free-living virus, eats up the brain cells and creates swelling in the entire area of the brain.

Therefore, children and adults must stay away from the water sources. They must also take care of their daily diet. Proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are essential to keep the body free from any kind of bacterial infection.

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Brain Eating Amoeba Survivor

Many individuals in the world have faced the situation of Naegleria Fowleri infection. It is increasing rapidly among teenagers and adults. The details of survivors are discussed below :

Country Year Total Number of Survivors
U.S. 1978 1
Mexico 2003 1
U.S. 2013 2
U.S. 2016 1

Survivor-1: 12-year old girl

She got infected from the virus and her brain started to gain swelling. She was given the relevant doses of amphotericin B, fluconazole, rifampin, azithromycin, and dexamethasone soon after she was diagnosed with Naegleria Fowleri. The treatment was started within 36 hours to normalize the body. After the therapy, treatment and regular checkups, the girl was able to get back to her school.

Survivor-2: 8-year-old male

The boy suffered from permanent brain damage. He was given the same dosage as the 12-year old girl; amphotericin B, fluconazole, rifampin, azithromycin, miltefosine, and dexamethasone. The effects were seen after several days of the treatment.

Survivor-3: 16-year-old boy

This report is of the year 2016 of a teenage boy. He was experiencing mild headaches meanwhile he was completing his school hours. Later in the day, he started to tremble, got a high fever and vomited. By the end of the day, he was taken to the hospital when his headache became severe. The doctors immediately started the treatment after diagnosing him with Naegleria Fowleri infection. He was provided with the same medication as discussed in the previous 2 cases. With a complete medical procedure, the teenage boy was able to join the school after his neurologic recovery!

Brain Eating Amoeba Medicine

According to ABC News, quick treatment can help to save the lives of an individual. Impavido (miltefosine) is the name of the medicine which is prescribed by doctors with certain dosage directions.

The initial hours or days can be difficult for the patient but gradually the disease will get under control. The only thing that the patient needs to do is to have regular checkups. Mental illness is also a health concern and proper diagnosis for such infections like Naegleria Fowleri is necessary!

Brain Eating Amoeba Total cases

To date, this amoeba is mainly found in the bodies of young children and adults that too in some parts of the United States. it is highly recommended to people who get the symptoms must diagnose themselves immediately before the infections spread all over the brain.

Fatal cases of Brain Eating Amoeba is seen in some parts of US. 16 deaths (8 male, 8 female) in the United States.


How will you know that you are suffering from Naegleria Fowleri?

When you experience nausea, trembling, sensitivity to light, mental confusion, and headache you are suffering from Naegleria Fowleri.

What to do when you get you are suffering from Naegleria Fowleri symptoms?

A patient must quickly visit to the doctor and diagnose.

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