TITLE

Acanthamoeba incidence increases

AUTHOR(S)
Passut, Jena
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Primary Care Optometry News;Sep2008, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers insights on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) infections from contact lenses. The signs and symptoms of AK include a raised branching pattern and a white spot that looks like a bull's eye lesion in the epithelium. Clinicians are advised to suspect AK infection if a patient has a nonspecific keratitis that does not respond well to therapy. Patients should be treated with topical polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) 0.02% for 2 days every hour, alternating on the half hour with propamidine isethionate.
ACCESSION #
34039331

 

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