Tropical Parasitology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141--142

Acanthamoeba on Sabouraud俟Q製 agar from a patient with keratitis


Vasant Baradkar, Badhuli Samal, Swapna A Mali, Ketaki Kulkarni, Jayanthi Shastri 
 Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Badhuli Samal
Room 313, College Building, Department of Microbiology, TNMC BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

A 25-year-old transgender patient came with complaints of watery discharge, red eye and photophobia in the left eye since 2 days. The patient had a history of wearing colored contact lenses since 4 years and cleaning the lens with tap water. Culture of lenses on Mac Conkey and blood agar yielded Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sabouroud俟Q製 agar showed yeast cells and double-walled cysts of Acanthamoeba species. On further incubation of Sabouroud俟Q製 agar, the cysts transformed to trophozoites. Parallel results were obtained on tap water agar. The previous therapy of moxifloxacin was changed to local Neosporin application.


How to cite this article:
Baradkar V, Samal B, Mali SA, Kulkarni K, Shastri J. Acanthamoeba on Sabouraud's agar from a patient with keratitis.Trop Parasitol 2011;1:141-142


How to cite this URL:
Baradkar V, Samal B, Mali SA, Kulkarni K, Shastri J. Acanthamoeba on Sabouraud's agar from a patient with keratitis. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jun 24 ];1:141-142
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