Caister Academic Press

Brain-eating Amoebae

Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan present a new book on Brain-eating Amoebae: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri
Naegleria fowleri is a eukaryotic protist pathogen that causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. It is one of the world's deadliest known parasites with a mortality rate higher than 90%: infection almost always results in death. A greater scientific understanding of this parasite, how it lives in the environment and its pathogenic mechanism, is crucial for the development of preventative and therapeutic strategies against this fatal, albeit rare disease. This concise book on N. fowleri serves as a quick guide for clinical practitioners, health professionals, researchers and students working with this parasite. Divided into easy-to-follow sections, the book covers all aspects of research into N. fowleri as an organism ranging from clinical and laboratory diagnosis to growth and life cycle. It is essential reading for all microbiologists, immunologists, physicians, public health officials and researchers (both new and experienced) involved with N. fowleri. This book is an invaluable reference for everyone working in the field of basic and medical microbiology and a recommended acquisition for all parasitology, microbiology and medical libraries read more ...
Brain-eating Amoebae: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri
Author: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan
A concise guide on Naegleria fowleri for clinical practitioners, health professionals, researchers and students.