26] discussed the relation between 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.
Disseminated acanthamoeba infection
is a rare disease characterized by widespread granulomatous infiltration of the skin and extracerebral organs; it usually occurs in immunocompromised patients.
However, a negative culture does not necessarily rule out Acanthamoeba infection
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.
The increasing importance of Acanthamoeba infections
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.