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Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis: Introduction

Acanthamoeba keratitis: Infection of the eye with a microscopic, free-living ameba (Acanthamoeba) that is readily found in the environment - soil, air and water. Infection most often occurs through exposure to contaminated water while wearing contact lenses e.g. swimming or showering in infected waters. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acanthamoeba keratitis is available below.

Symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Acanthamoeba keratitis: Complications

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Causes of Acanthamoeba keratitis

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Acanthamoeba keratitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Acanthamoeba keratitis

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Acanthamoeba keratitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acanthamoeba keratitis

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Definitions of Acanthamoeba keratitis:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Acanthamoeba keratitis as a "rare disease".
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More information about Acanthamoeba keratitis

  1. Acanthamoeba keratitis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
 

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