Culture negative confoscan positive acanthamoeba keratitis a relentless course

Nadia S. Al Kharousi, Upender K. Wali

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Acanthamoeba keratitis is a protozoal infection of the eye, mainly due to the use of non-sterile solutions, like saline for disinfecting contact lenses. We report a case where delay in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis due to inadequate laboratory investigations and clinical management led to an excruciatingly painful course of the disease. The importance of non-invasive imaging techniques of confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis, in the absence of positive culture reports, is highlighted in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009



  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Case report
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Oman
  • Penetrating keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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