Az Acanthamoeba-keratitisrol

Translated title of the contribution: On Acanthamoeba keratitis

Beáta Kettesy, Tímea Komár, A. Berta, L. Módis

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Abstract

Acanthamoeba infection is a more and more frequently occuring disorder all over the world and in Hungary as well. Beside diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities it may cause serious visual loss. The characteristics of the disease are summarized and presented. It mainly affects people wearing contact lenses with poor hygiene. The subjective signs of the disorder arc pain, red eye, tearing and eyelid swelling. In the clinical appearance the ring-shaped ulcer invading the corneal stroma is typical. From differential diagnostic point of view bacterial, fungal, and herpes simplex infection should be excluded. In the diagnosis confocal corneal microscopy and specific laboratory tests are recommended. A wide range of conservative and surgical treatment options are available for treatment. However, early diagnosis and long-lasting adequate therapy are necessary for effective recovery. Prevention is the most important task of contact lens specialists, to inform the patients about adequate hygiene and up-to-date contact lenses and cleaning solutions.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)2037-2045
Number of pages9
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Volume149
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2008

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Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Contact Lenses
Hygiene
Contact Lens Solutions
Eye Pain
Acanthamoeba
Corneal Stroma
Somatoform Disorders
Herpes Simplex
Hungary
Eyelids
Infection
Confocal Microscopy
Ulcer
Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics

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Az Acanthamoeba-keratitisrol. / Kettesy, Beáta; Komár, Tímea; Berta, A.; Módis, L.

In: Orvosi Hetilap, Vol. 149, No. 43, 26.10.2008, p. 2037-2045.

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Kettesy, Beáta ; Komár, Tímea ; Berta, A. ; Módis, L. / Az Acanthamoeba-keratitisrol. In: Orvosi Hetilap. 2008 ; Vol. 149, No. 43. pp. 2037-2045.
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