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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Acanthamoeba keratitis in rural Maharashtra.

Dept. of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha (M.S) 442 102, India

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ABSTRACT: Three cases of acanthamoeba keratitis, is non contact lens wearers are being reported for the first time from rural Maharashtra. Precipitating factors could be ascertained in two. All three cases presented late with masked clinical features, reporting only after treatment failure from outside. The presenting features were suggestive of bacterial or fungal aetiology. Failure to antibacterial and antifungal treatment led to the suspicion of acanthamoeba infection. Acanthamoeba was detected by wet mount examination and culture in all 3 cases. These simple techniques can also be used in successfully in small rural centres.

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