Acanthamoeba infection

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Acanthamoeba infection
Acanthamoeba polyphaga cyst. Phase contrast. Ameba, parasite.

Acanthamoeba infection is a skin condition resulting from Acanthamoeba that may result in various skin lesions.[1]: 422 [2]: 1172  Acanthamoeba strains can also infect human eyes causing Acanthamoeba keratitis.[3]

a) Normal eye and b) exhibiting recurrent Acanthamoeba infection following corneal transplant with severe corneal damage

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. Khan, Naveed Ahmed (2009). Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis. Horizon Scientific Press. p. 127. ISBN 9781904455431.