Acanthamoeba keratitis. A review of the literature

TitleAcanthamoeba keratitis. A review of the literature
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsAuran JD, Starr MB, Jakobiec FA
Pagination2 - 26
ISSN0277-3740 (Print) 0277-3740 (Linking)
Accession Number3556011
Keywords*Amebiasis, Adolescent, Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use, Adult, Aged, Amoeba / drug effects / growth & development / immunology, Antigens, Protozoan / immunology, Antiprotozoal Agents / pharmacology / therapeutic use, Combined Modality Therapy, Conjunctiva / parasitology, Cornea / pathology, Corneal Transplantation, Female, Humans, Keratitis / diagnosis / *etiology / pathology / therapy, Male, Middle Aged

Acanthamoeba is a free-living ubiquitous ameba that is responsible for a small but increasing number of cases of keratitis. The infection is associated with minimal corneal trauma and soft contact lens wear. It typically presents as a unilateral central or paracentral corneal infiltrate, often with a ring-shaped peripheral infiltrate. The lesion is often confused with fungal, bacterial, or herpetic keratitis. Successful therapy hinges on early recognition and aggressive therapy with appropriate topical antiamebic medication often in conjunction with penetrating keratoplasty. Thirty-five cases from the world literature are reviewed.

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