Acanthamoeba ocular infections, known as Acanthamoeba keratitis, are an emerging problem among contact lens wearers. Infections mediated by Acanthamoeba are overall uncommon, but they can be underestimated due to the low awareness and to the delayed diagnosis. The use in routine of rapid and cost-effective molecular methods like Real Time PCR for the diagnosis of this important pathogen could improve diagnosis and therapy outcome. In this report we describe the detection by Real Time PCR assay of six T4 and one T3 Acanthamoeba infections, as first reported cases in Tuscany, Italy.

Antonellia, A., Favuzza, E., Galano, A., MONTALBANO DI FILIPPO, M., Ciccone, N., Berrilli, F., et al. (2018). Regional spread of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis infection in Italy. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 41(1), 83-85.

Regional spread of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis infection in Italy

Margherita Montalbano Di Filippo;Federica Berrilli;David Di Cave;
2018

Abstract

Acanthamoeba ocular infections, known as Acanthamoeba keratitis, are an emerging problem among contact lens wearers. Infections mediated by Acanthamoeba are overall uncommon, but they can be underestimated due to the low awareness and to the delayed diagnosis. The use in routine of rapid and cost-effective molecular methods like Real Time PCR for the diagnosis of this important pathogen could improve diagnosis and therapy outcome. In this report we describe the detection by Real Time PCR assay of six T4 and one T3 Acanthamoeba infections, as first reported cases in Tuscany, Italy.
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Settore VET/06 - Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali
English
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Acanthamoeba; keratitis; RT-PCR; molecular diagnosis
Antonellia, A., Favuzza, E., Galano, A., MONTALBANO DI FILIPPO, M., Ciccone, N., Berrilli, F., et al. (2018). Regional spread of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis infection in Italy. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 41(1), 83-85.
Antonellia, A; Favuzza, E; Galano, A; MONTALBANO DI FILIPPO, M; Ciccone, N; Berrilli, F; Mencucci, R; DI CAVE, D; Maria Rossolini, G
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