Acanthamoebic keratitis in a healthy Australian man

Thomas J. Roussel, Paul R. Badenoch, Edward Chandraratnam, Douglas J. Coster

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Abstract

We report a case of acanthamoebic keratitis that occurred after minor ocular trauma in a healthy 31-year-old man. Multiple microbiological investigations failed to reveal the causative organism, which was identified as Acanthamoeba castellanii only after a corneal graft operation had been performed. A review of previously described cases reveals that this rare ocular infection tends to cause recalcitrant corneal ulcers after minor eye injuries in otherwise healthy individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-617
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
Volume143
Issue number12-13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

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