Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)
ISSN 1816-8949 versão impressa
We report the first case of Acanthamoeba keratitis in the Ophthalmology Department and to our knowledge the first one in Paraguay, in a 27 year old female that wear contact lenses. The diagnosis was made with the clinical examination and the positive culture of the corneal smear that showed Acanthamoeba trophozoites. Acanthamoeba keratitis is an infrequent disease with difficult diagnose and treatment. Efforts should be done to prevent the disease.
Palavras-chave: Keratitis; Acanthamoeba; contact lens.
Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Dr. José P. Montero e/ Dr. Mario Mazzei
C.P. 1120 Asunción - Paraguay
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