Global & Disaster Medicine

A 21-year old student died last week of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

The International News

‘…..“A 21-year old student from Orangi Town, Anas Aslam, was brought to JPMC with high-grade fever and other complaints. Doctors suspected meningitis and the patient was shifted to ICU on deterioration in his health. He died yesterday [Friday] due to complications of the disease,” JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali told The News on Saturday.

Dr Jamali said they had sent the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for analysis and the laboratory report confirmed that the young patient was infected with the lethal Naegleria fowleri infection…….’

Naegleria fowleri banner - trophs under a microscope with contrast



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