Allovahlkampfia spelaea Causing Keratitis in Humans

@article{Tolba2016AllovahlkampfiaSC,
  title={Allovahlkampfia spelaea Causing Keratitis in Humans},
  author={M. Tolba and E. Huseein and H. Farrag and Hanan El Deek Mohamed and Seiki Kobayashi and J. Suzuki and Tarek Ahmed Mohamed Ali and S. Sugano},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={10}
}
Background Free-living amoebae are present worldwide. They can survive in different environment causing human diseases in some instances. Acanthamoeba sp. is known for causing sight-threatening keratitis in humans. Free-living amoeba keratitis is more common in developing countries. Amoebae of family Vahlkampfiidae are rarely reported to cause such affections. A new genus, Allovahlkampfia spelaea was recently identified from caves with no data about pathogenicity in humans. We tried to identify… Expand
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