Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Known as: Acanthamoeba Keratitides, Keratitides, Acanthamoeba, Acanthamoeba Keratitis [Disease/Finding] 
Keratitis due to infection by acanthamoeba; it is usually associated with soft contact lens wear, particularly overnight wear.
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2010
Review
2010
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a serious infection of the cornea. At present, diagnosis of the disease is not straightforward and… (More)
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Review
2009
Review
2009
PURPOSE To describe the current management of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). DESIGN A perspective based on the literature and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
An outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare, potentially blinding, corneal infection, was detected in the United States in 2007… (More)
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2006
Review
2006
Acanthamoeba keratitis is a sight-threatening infection of the ocular surface that is produced by several free-living amebae of… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
PURPOSE The incidence of acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in the UK is some 15 times that in the United States and seven times that in… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
AIM To determine the incidence, regional variation in frequency, outcome, and risk factors for acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
We examined partial 18S ribosomal DNA (Rns) sequences of Acanthamoeba isolates cultured in a study of microbial keratitis in Hong… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
This study identified subgenic PCR amplimers from 18S rDNA that were (i) highly specific for the genus Acanthamoeba, (ii… (More)
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Review
1998
Review
1998
Acanthamoeba species are an important cause of microbial keratitis that may cause severe ocular inflammation and visual loss. The… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) is a polymeric biguanide disinfectant that has not previously been used in the treatment of… (More)
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