Sunday, February 5, 2012

Answer to Case 194

Answer: Acanthamoebic keratitis

Note the multiple cysts within the corneal stroma.

Characteristics cysts and trophozoites are seen in the following image:

Culture of the corneal biopsy grew organisms morphologically consistent with Acanthamoeba species, including trophozoites with spinous processes and wrinkled cysts.

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