Notes from the Field: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Cases - Iowa, 2002-2017.

Notes from the Field: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Cases - Iowa, 2002-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 May 17;68(19):448-449 Authors: Scruggs BA, Quist TS, Salinas JL, Greiner MA PMID: 31095535 [PubMed - in process]
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New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 381, Issue 3, Page 274-274, July 2019.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionPKP à chaud within 5.3 months after first symptoms of therapy-resistant AK seems to result in better final BCVA than delayed graft surgery if the disease is resistant to a classical topical triple therapy. In addition, early PKP may have a favorable impact on epithelial healing and graft survival.FundingWe thank the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for supporting the work of Prof. N. Szentm áry at the Department of Ophthalmology of Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg/Saar, Germany. We thank the University of Saarland for funding the medical writing assistance and the Rapid Service Fe...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Eye, Published online: 10 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0482-3Clinical features and serial changes of Acanthamoeba keratitis: an in vivo confocal microscopy study
Source: Eye - Category: Opthalmology Authors: 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
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Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionTPK is a procedure with significant postoperative complications but is required by some patients with AK. Eyes with higher risk for needing TPK can be identified earlier and thus provided more intensive treatment and closer follow-up care.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionIVCM is an non-invasive imaging modality that can rapidly and accurately diagnose IK even for experienced corneal specialists. In complex cases of polymicrobial infection, IVCM may guide the correct clinical diagnosis and initiation of the appropriate treatment.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case shows resolution of recalcitrant Acanthamoeba keratitis with oral miltefosine in an immunocompetent patient. Further clinical evidence would be needed to possibly incorporate this medication in the antiamoebic armamentarium.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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
Conclusions: Consensus among stakeholders about water and CL care is needed. Guidelines should unequivocally advocate for the avoidance of any water exposure including handling CLs with wet hands, rinsing CLs or storage cases in tap water, showering while wearing CLs and swimming with CLs without wearing goggles.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research
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