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Thesis

Risk factors, diagnosis and current treatment of acanthamoeba keratitis

1 May 1991

Abstract

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a relatively rare, but devastating infection of the cornea caused by amoeba of the genus Acanthamoeba. Laboratory and clinical diagnosis will be discussed, along with the risk factors associated with contracting this infection. Current treatment regimens available and the efficacy of these treatments will be examined.


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