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A case of Acanthamoeba keratitis in The Netherlands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7022792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A severe kerato-iritis of the right eye of a 36-year-old healthy man constituted a diagnostic and therapeutic problem. More than seven months after the onset of his complaints a cornea transplantation was carried out because a large abscess had developed in the stroma of the cornea and perforation was feared. Amoebae, belonging to the free-living genus Acanthamoeba, were found in the excised corneal disc. Similar infections have been described earlier in the USA, in England and in Germany. The case described here is the first well documented one in the Netherlands. The case history and identification of the amoeba are described. Data from the literature on epidemiology, pathogenicity and treatment are discussed.
H J Bos; H J Völker-Dieben; C C Kok-van Alphen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0035-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amebiasis* / diagnosis,  pathology,  therapy
Amoeba / isolation & purification
Cornea / pathology
Corneal Transplantation
Keratitis* / diagnosis,  etiology,  pathology,  therapy

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