Eye parasite can be avoided with good contact lens hygiene

(Reuters Health) - UK researchers have confirmed an uptick in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an eye infection that most often affects contact lens wearers.
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Authors: Mitsuwan W, Bunsuwansakul C, Leonard TE, Laohaprapanon S, Hounkong K, Bunluepuech K, Chalermpol K, Mahboob T, Sumudi Raju C, Dhobi M, Pereira ML, Mohammad N, Wiart C, Siyadatpanah A, Norouzi R, Nissapatorn V Abstract Curcuma longa (C. longa) rhizome extract has been traditionally used to treat many infections. Curcumin, a pure compound isolated from the plant, has been documented to possess a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Thai medicinal plant extracts including C. longa extract and Curcumin on Acanthamoeba triangularis, a causative agent of ...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Acanthamoeba spp. are ubiquitous pathogens which cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and disseminated infection. Moreover, Acanthamoeba spp. infection of the cornea leads to Acanthamoeba keratitis. Our previ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that RB-PDAT is effective in decreasing the parasitic load and clinical severity of AK. PMID: 32065854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Curr Eye Res Source Type: research
In this study, 10 rhizosphere samples were collected from maize and alfalfa plants in experimental station at Institute of Genetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Szent István University. We detected Acanthamoeba based on the quantitative real-time PCR assay and sequence analysis of the 18S rRNA gene. All studied molecular biological methods are suitable for the detection of Acanthamoeba infection in humans. The quantitative real-time PCR-based methods are more sensitive, simple, and easy to perform; moreover, these are opening avenue to detect the effect of number of parasites on human disease. Acanthamoeba speci...
Source: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung Source Type: research
Nick Humphreys, of Shropshire, noticed a scratch on his right eye in January 2018. By March, he had gone blind because of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Species of Acanthamoeba are facultative pathogens which can cause sight threatening Acanthamoeba keratitis and a rare but deadly brain infection, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Due to conversion of Acanthamo...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens hygeine.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Acanthamoeba spp. are the causative agents of a severe keratitis occurring mainly in contact lens wearers. The genus comprises more than 24 species that are currently divided into 20 different genotypes (T1-T20) ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Short report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Time-dependent amoebstatic in vitro effects were demonstrated for all agents, in particular, the results of assays with povidone iodine are promising. No significant stimulation of encystation appeared; however, as cysticidal efficacy of chemicals is expected, complementary research is needed on different Acanthamoeba strains with modified agent concentrations and method application. PMID: 30586959 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research
Acanthamoeba spp. can cause serious human infections, including Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and cutaneous acanthamoebiasis. Cysteine biosynthesis and the L-serine metabolic pathway ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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