Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Naegleria cysts are also highly resistant to temperature and dryness like Acanthamoeba cysts. Cysts can transform into trophozoites through excysting from the pores of the wall under favorable conditions.

Author: Xuguang Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811052125

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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This book provides the concise descriptions of the basic and clinical knowledge about Acanthamoeba keratitis, including characteristics of pathogen, risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment with abundant figure illustrations and typical cases to ophthalmological practitioners and researchers. Acanthamoeba pathogen is widely distributed in the nature. However, Acanthamoeba keratitis is generally considered as a type of sight-threatening keratitis that is difficult to treat. At early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis usually shows atypical clinical manifestations, that are often misdiagnosed as viral or bacterial keratitis. Moreover, there are not approved topical anti-amoebicdrugs available up to now. We hope ophthalmological practitioners can obtain a co

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Acanthamoeba griffini • Acanthamoeba hatchetti . Acanthamoeba heala Acanthamoeba jacobsi * Acanthamoeba lenticulata • Acanthaingeba lugdunensis • Acanthamoeba mauritaniensis • Acanthamoeba palestinensis * Acanthamoeba pearcei ...

Author: Enid L. Zafran

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 1573872377

Category: Computers

Page: 172

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Here is the premiere title in a new series presenting selected expert coverage in key indexing areas. Volume 1 includes top tips and advice on indexing philosophy (Carol Roberts), theology (Kate Mertes), biography (Martin L. White), horticulture (Thirhse Shere with Lina B. Burton), art (Susan DeRenne Coerr), encyclopedias (Marion Lerner-Levine), computer manuals (Beth Palmer), and Web sites (Fred Brown).

Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections

22 Driebe WT, Stern GA, Epstein RJ, Visvesvara GS, Adi M: KomadinaTherapie: Acanthamoeba keratitis. Potential role for topical clotrimazole in combination chemotherapy. Arch Ophthalmol 1988;106: 1196–1201. 23 Dua HS, Azuara-Blanco A, ...

Author: Axel Kramer

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805573160

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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This volume collects for the first time interdisciplinary findings in ophthalmology concerning effectiveness and indications of antiseptics for the prophylaxis and therapy of infections. The first part discusses the use of various antiseptics against colonization, contamination and infection of the eye caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus and protozoa in comparison to topical antibiotics. The spectrum of action, the risk of resistance of only microbiostatic active agents and the galenic requirements of antiseptics are included as well as the local and systemic tolerance. New data to iodophors, polyhexanide and magnesium monoperphthalate are presented, and, for the first time, microbiologic requirements of ocular antiseptics are defined. In the second part the current scientific knowledge of prophylaxis and therapeutic antisepsis is presented including Credé's prophylaxis and requirements in cornea banks. The final part is reserved for additional topics such as isolation techniques, hand hygiene, hygiene of contact lenses and microbiological diagnostics. To ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians this book will give indispensable information on latest clinical and experimental findings in the field. It will also be essential reading to hygienists, microbiologists, infectionists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, and pediatricians interested in ophthalmologic issues.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

180:97 Acanthamoeba, methods of identification, 180:96 Acanthamoeba, previously genus Hartmanella, 180:95 Acanthamoeba resistance to water treatments, 180:117 Acanthamoeba species group classification, 180:96 Acanthamoeba spp. health ...

Author: George Ware

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387217291

Category: Science

Page: 220

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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology attempts to provide concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy, and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicological implications.

Manson s Tropical Diseases

Management There are reports of the successful use of rifampicin, paromomycin in treatment of Acanthamoeba infections in mice.103 Experience is being gained in the treatment of Acanthamoeba GAE in humans.104 Successful treatment of a ...

Author: Gordon Charles Cook

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416044703

Category: Medical

Page: 1851

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Providing the latest coverage on emerging and re-emerging diseases from around the world, such as tuberculosis and malaria, this updated guide contains boxes and tables that highlight key information on current therapies. This edition includes online access for more information.

Molecular Food Microbiology

Protease activities of Acanthamoeba polyphaga and Acanthamoeba castellanii. Can JMicrobiol 2006;52:16–23. 62. Yang, Z., Z. Cao, and N. Panjwani. Pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba keratitis: carbohydrate-mediated hostparasite interactions.

Author: Dongyou Liu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351120371

Category: Science

Page: 464

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The elucidation of DNA double helix in 1953 and the publication of DNA cloning protocol in 1973 have put wings under the sail of molecular biology, which has since quietly revolutionized many fields of biological science, including food microbiology. Exploiting the power and versatility of molecular technologies, molecular food microbiology extends and greatly improves on phenotypically based food microbiology, leading to the development of better diagnostics for foodborne infections and intoxications, and contributing to the design of more effective therapeutics and prophylaxes against foodborne diseases. Forming part of the Food Microbiology series, Molecular Food Microbiology provides a state of art coverage on molecular techniques applicable to food microbiology. While the introductory chapter contains an overview on the principles of current DNA, RNA and protein techniques and discusses their utility in helping solve practical problems that food microbiology is facing now and in the future, the remaining chapters present detailed moleuclar analyses of selective foodborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Key Features: Contains a state of art overview on moleuclar techniques applicable to food microbiology research and development Presents in-depth molecular analysis of selective foodborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites Highlights the utility of molecular tecniques for accurate diagnosis and effective control of foodborne diseases Includes expert contributions from international scientists involved in molecular food microbiology research Represents a highly informative textbook for students majoring in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology Offers a contemporary reference for scholars and educators wishing to keep abreast with the latest developments in molecular food microbiology With contributions from international scientists involved in molecular food microbiology research, this book constitutes an informative textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology; represents an indispensable guide for food, medical, and veterinary scientists engaged in molecular food microbiology research and development; and offers a contemporary update for scholars and educators trying to keep in touch with the latest developments in molecular food microbiology.

Immunology Inflammation and Diseases of the Eye

Acanthamoeba spp. are free-living amoebae that can be found in virtually any environmental niche, yet rarely cause disease. Environmental exposure to Acanthamoeba spp. is commonplace and results in the activation of the adaptive immune ...

Author: Darlene A. Dartt

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123819758

Category: Science

Page: 448

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This selection of articles from the Encyclopedia of the Eye provides a comprehensive overview of immunological features, diseases and inflammation of the eye and its support structures and organs. Rather than taking an immunological focus that is strictly suitable for clinicians, the volume offers a considerable basic science background and addresses a broad range of topics - the immune system of the eye, its various disorders, mechanisms of inflammation of the eye and visual system, treatment, wound healing mechanisms, stem cells, and more. The first single volume to integrate comparative studies into a comprehensive resource on the neuroscience of ocular immunology Chapters are carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of the Eye by the world's leading vision researchers The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results

Cornea E Book

Acanthamoeba keratitis in soft-contact-lens wearers. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1987;36(25):397–398, 403–394. Radford CF, Bacon AS, Dart JK, et al. Risk factors for Acanthamoeba keratitis in contact lens users: a case-control study.

Author: Jay H. Krachmer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323081177

Category: Medical

Page: 2080

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Cornea, edited by Drs. Krachmer, Mannis & Holland, is the only truly comprehensive clinical reference available that covers external disease, anterior uveitis, and the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery. In this Third Edition, state-of-the-art coverage, 25 brand-new chapters, and 45 new videos provide expert guidance on performing femtosecond-assisted penetrating keratoplasty, DSAEK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, and many other cutting-edge techniques. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the complete contents and illustrations online at expertconsult. Overcome any clinical challenge related to the cornea, external disease, anterior uveitis, and the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery with the most complete, authoritative guidance source available. Get superb visual guidance with exceptionally clear illustrations, diagnostic images, and step-by-step surgical photographs. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at expertconsult. Make optimal use of Anterior Segment OCT to plan and choose treatment options and assess post-operative recovery. Master the latest surgical techniques—including femtosecond-assisted penetrating keratoplasty, DSAEK, and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty—thanks to 25 brand-new chapters and 45 new videos on DVD (a total of 3 hours running time). Understand the full spectrum of corneal diseases with coverage of the new corneal dystrophy classification that incoporates current genetic, clinical, and pathologic information.