Monday, October 5, 2009

Case of the Week 87

The following is a giemsa-stained air-dried smear of CSF from a comatose 14 year body. He had been in his normal state of health up until the day previous, when he experienced rapidly declining mental status. The forms seen were the only ones present, and measure approximately 20 micrometers in diameter.
Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Naegleria

Alasdair Hill said...

I agree, N. fowleri (spelling?).

Salbrent said...

Naegleria fowleri troph

nathan kiraga said...

naegleria fowleri and also the drastic decline in the patient's mental health is one of the distinct unique features that go with N. fowleri invading CNS tissues.