A case of Acanthamoeba keratitis with trophozoites and cysts detected in the aqueous humor

Mayumi Takabatake, Toshihiko Matsuo, Hideki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Ohtsuki, Nobuhiko Matsuo, Toshiki Aji

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Abstract

We detected Acanthamoeba trophozoites and cysts in the aqueous humor of a 70-year-old farmer who had developed descemetocele and hypopyon in his right eye. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was also cultured from the aqueous humor. The present case suggests that concurrent bacterial infection plays an important role when Acanthoamoeba species induces keratitis in the human eye. An early diagnosis is crucial, as coinfection is refractory to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1099
Number of pages5
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Volume48
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1997

Keywords

  • Acanthoamoeba Keratitis
  • Coinfection
  • Diagnosis
  • Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Takabatake, M., Matsuo, T., Nakagawa, H., Ohtsuki, H., Matsuo, N., & Aji, T. (1997). A case of Acanthamoeba keratitis with trophozoites and cysts detected in the aqueous humor. Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica, 48(9), 1095-1099.