Acanthamoeba spp. as agents of disease in humans.

  title={Acanthamoeba spp. as agents of disease in humans.},
  author={Francine Marciano-Cabral and Guy A. Cabral},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={16 2},
Acanthamoeba spp. are free-living amebae that inhabit a variety of air, soil, and water environments. However, these amebae can also act as opportunistic as well as nonopportunistic pathogens. They are the causative agents of granulomatous amebic encephalitis and amebic keratitis and have been associated with cutaneous lesions and sinusitis. Immuno… CONTINUE READING