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CASE SERIES
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-123

Acanthamoeba keratitis: Experience from a tertiary eye care center in North India


1 Department of Ocular Microbiology, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishat Hussain Ahmed
Ocular Microbiology Section, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.tp_16_22

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The free-living amebae of genus Acanthamoeba are an important cause of microbial keratitis. The clinical appearance of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) usually mimics viral or fungal keratitis. Thus, microbiological workup plays a significant role in the diagnosis and timely treatment of such cases. We report a retrospective case series of seven culture-confirmed AK cases from a tertiary eye care center in North India. Various risk factors and triggers of infection, clinical presentations, microbiological findings, and management of AK are elucidated.


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