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Is an amoeba in brain contagious?

Is an amoeba in brain contagious?

Naegleria Fowleri ?: Naegleria fowleri is sometimes called a brain eating amoeba. It can cause meingoencephalitis which is a very serious infection that usually ends in death. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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When would someone typically die from pam or any other amoeba like the brain eating one?

When would someone typically die from pam or any other amoeba like the brain eating one?

Need more info: If diagnosed early most parasitic infections and be treated successfully. Death, although rare, can occur if diagnosis is delayed and treatment started too late. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have brain eating amoeba?

How do I know if I have brain eating amoeba?

Naegleria Fowleri ?: Sx’s include headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting as well as changes in the sense of smell ; touch. Symptoms progress with confusion, hallucinations ; seizures. You would be deathly ill if you had a brain eating amoeba. ...Read more

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Can you get the brain eating amoeba from tap water in Pennsylvania?

Can you get the brain eating amoeba from tap water in Pennsylvania?

Maybe in movies: Funny question, there aren't too many "brain eating amoebas" out there and PA is pretty civilized, water chlorinated and all like that. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain eating amoeba or any other amoeba to reach your brain from your nose and start doing what it does like feeding?

How long does it take for a brain eating amoeba or any other amoeba to reach your brain from your nose and start doing what it does like feeding?

PAM: You might be thinking of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (pam), an infection from amoebas that can live in warm (above 85 degrees f) freshwater lakes, rivers, and some hot springs. Symptoms start in 1-7 days after exposure, but exposure is more common than disease. Inhaling infested water allows the infective trophozoite to cross from nose into brain. Ruptured eardrums provide another path. ...Read more

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Odds of brain eating amoeba inf from neti pot using brita pitcher water?

Odds of brain eating amoeba inf from neti pot using brita pitcher water?

Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read more

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What type of symptoms and how severe would they be after getting infected by brain eating amoeba, 8 days after infection?

What type of symptoms and how severe would they be after getting infected by brain eating amoeba, 8 days after infection?

Asking Questions: You are asking a question that could take up a whole textbook to answer. It is always better here to give us your symptoms without an 'internet' diagnosis and see how we respond to this with the most common possibilities. ...Read more