Acanthamoeba keratitis: an emerging disease gathering importance worldwide?

  title={Acanthamoeba keratitis: an emerging disease gathering importance worldwide?},
  author={Jacob Lorenzo-Morales and Carmen Mar{\'i}a Mart{\'i}n-Navarro and Atteneri L{\'o}pez-Arencibia and Francisco Arnalich-Montiel and Jos{\'e} Pi{\~n}ero and Basilio Valladares},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={29 4},
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is increasingly being recognized as a severe sight-threatening ocular infection worldwide. Although contact lens wear is the leading risk factor for AK, Acanthamoeba parasites are also an important cause of keratitis in non-contact lens wearers. Diagnosis of AK is challenging, and the available treatments are lengthy and not fully effective against all strains. The pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba is still under study, and the identification of the key factors involved… CONTINUE READING
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