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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-142

Acanthamoeba on Sabouraud's agar from a patient with keratitis


Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Badhuli Samal
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.86969

PMID: 23508061

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A 25-year-old transgender patient came with complaints of watery discharge, red eye and photophobia in the left eye since 2 days. The patient had a history of wearing colored contact lenses since 4 years and cleaning the lens with tap water. Culture of lenses on Mac Conkey and blood agar yielded Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sabouroud's agar showed yeast cells and double-walled cysts of Acanthamoeba species. On further incubation of Sabouroud's agar, the cysts transformed to trophozoites. Parallel results were obtained on tap water agar. The previous therapy of moxifloxacin was changed to local Neosporin application.


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