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dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Fabio Ramos de Souza [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorForonda, Annette Silva [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorMannis, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorHoefling-Lima, Ana Luisa [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorBelfort, R. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorFreitas, Denise de [UNIFESP]
dc.identifier.citationCornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 28, n. 5, p. 516-519, 2009.
dc.description.abstractPurpose: We described the rate of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in a referral eye center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, through a retrospective review of clinical and laboratorial records of patients over 2 decades.Methods: From 1987 to 2006, a total of 581 requests for amoebic laboratory workup in cases of infections keratitis were investigated. Statistical analyses were applied to analyze a tendency of AK cases.Results: Acanthamoeba species were cultured from corneal scrapings of 185 patients, 5 of them with bilateral infection. Eighty-three percent of those patients were related with contact lens wear.Conclusions: The results suggested that patients with AK have persisted and increased over time at our ophthalmology center. Contact lenses showed to be a potential risk factor. Amoebic corneal infection can be considered as a new but well-established disease ill Brazilian ophthalmology and visual sciences.en
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectcase seriesen
dc.titleTwenty Years of Acanthamoeba Keratitisen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif Davis
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Paulo, Paulista Sch Med, Dept Ophthalmol, Sau Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Sau Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Calif Davis, Med Ctr, Dept Ophthalmol & Vis Sci, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniv Fed Sao Paulo, Paulista Sch Med, Dept Ophthalmol, Sau Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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