Monday, October 26, 2009

Case of the Week 90

The following photos are from a Giemsa-stained slide of corneal scrapings from a patient with a painful red eye.
Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)


5 comments:

Kathy said...

Acanthamoeba spp.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Acanthamoeba. These are the cysts. Dr. W

Salbrent said...

Acanthamoeba sp cysts
I see 2 cell walls and size is at the small end of range and some are wrinkled

Any patient outcome info?

Scott said...

Acanthamoeba sp

nathan kiraga said...

since its from the eye its caused by highly pathogenic free living amoebas and narrowing it down to acanthamoeba due to the double wall cysts.