The medical laboratory team is vital to providing diagnoses that allow for timely and accurate treatment of life-threatening diseases. Check out a Lab Medicine podcast below in which pathologist and laboratory professional colleagues at Arkansas Children’s Hospital discuss the lab’s role in saving one of the hospital’s patients, a young girl, from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). This rare and almost always fatal disease is caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the “brain-eating amoeba.”
Originally published by Lab Medicine.
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