Acanthamoeba infection of the central nervous system causes chronic granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), and is usually associated with patients having a pre-existing condition such as AIDS, or other chronic illnesses which contribute to an immunocompromised state.
15) Most patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis do not exhibit other systemic symptoms of Acanthamoeba infection.
Disseminated acanthamoeba infection
is a rare disease characterized by widespread granulomatous infiltration of the skin and extracerebral organs; it usually occurs in immunocompromised patients.
To treat the Acanthamoeba infection
, the patient was started on oral itraconazole and intravenous metronidazole; IV pentamidine was added 2 days later.
They conclude that Acanthamoeba infection
rates appear to be closely related to improper maintenance and cleaning of soft lenses by users.
Evidence of Acanthamoeba infection
was recently found by PCR in brain tissue of a patient with lupus, even without isolating the ameba (8).
In conclusion, Acanthamoeba infection
was demonstrated by hematoxylin and eosin and immunostaining of brain tissue and PCR detection of ameba mitochondrial DNA in brain tissue.
are rare, but can be dangerous and threaten a person's vision if not properly detected and treated.
The complaint further alleges that marketing claims made by AMO suggesting that Easy Rub provides "enhanced protection" against Acanthamoeba infections
are also false and misleading.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) linked the solution to a large number of Acanthamoeba infections
All of the plaintiffs allege that they contracted Acanthamoeba infections
while they were using Complete[R] MoisturePlus[TM] to disinfect their contact lenses.
Given the potential seriousness of the reported Acanthamoeba infections
, AMO is working in close partnership with the CDC, the FDA and others to make sure consumers are aware of the need for proper contact lens disinfection and proper lens handling.