Infection of the cornea by an ameboid protozoan which may cause corneal ulceration leading to blindness.
Infection with any of various amebae. It is an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals, but diseases ranging from chronic, mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.

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Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba castellanii, and Acanthamoeba polyphaga, are distributed worldwide. They are ... Amebiasis/diagnosis , Amebiasis/pathology , Chemistry, Physical , Fatal Outcome , Fresh Water/chemistry , Meningoencephalitis/ ... He died during his third hospital day. Case 2, a 23 year-old male with a history of headache, fever, vomiting, drowsiness, and ... Previously, those amebas were inoculated in experimental biomodels (mice), which allowed to determine a different level of ...
METHODS: Acanthamoeba lugdunensis L3a trophozoites were inoculated onto disks trimmed from CLs: 1-day Acuvue moist, 1-day ... Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba castellanii, and Acanthamoeba polyphaga, are distributed worldwide. They are ... Acanthamoeba castellanii , Acanthamoeba Keratitis , Acanthamoeba , Epithelial Cells , Epithelium, Corneal , Humans , Korea , ... Acanthamoeba castellanii , Acanthamoeba Keratitis , Acanthamoeba , Blindness , Carboxylesterase , Choline Dehydrogenase , ...
  • In spite of administering amphotericin B treatment, the patient died 25 days later. (bvsalud.org)
  • ABSTRACT A report is presented of the use of crosslinking as treatment for Acanthamoeba keratitis in a series of 7 patients attending the Cornea Service for multitreated keratitis. (bvsalud.org)

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