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What is Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

What is Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

  • Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: Infection by an amoebic organism called Acanthamoeba. Infection usually occurs when the amoeba enters through a break in the skin or through the nose. Infection can be localized or systemic where it can involve the central nervous system and cause potentially fatal meningoencephalitis. Infection of the eye can occur by cleaning contact lenses in contaminated water.

Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: Introduction

Types of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye:

Broader types of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye:

How serious is Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

Complications of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: see complications of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

What causes Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

Causes of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: see causes of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

What are the symptoms of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

Symptoms of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: see symptoms of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Complications of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: see complications of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Can anyone else get Acanthamoeba infection of the eye?

More information: see contagiousness of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye
Inheritance: see inheritance of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acanthamoeba infection of the eye.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acanthamoeba infection of the eye.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: Ophthalmologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acanthamoeba infection of the eye.
Treatments for Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: see treatments for Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Name of Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Main name of condition: Acanthamoeba infection of the eye

Acanthamoeba infection of the eye: Related Conditions

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