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Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Xuguang Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xuguang Sun
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  3. Xuguang Sun
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  4. Xuguang Sun
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  5. Xuguang Sun
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  6. Xuguang Sun
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  7. Xuguang Sun
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About this book

Introduction

This book provides the concise descriptions of the basic and clinical knowledge about Acanthamoba keratitis, including characteristics of pathogen, risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment with abundant figure illustrations and typical cases to ophthalmological practitioners and researchers.
Acanthamoeba pathogen is widely distributed in the nature. However, Acanthamoeba keratitis is generally considered as a type of sight-threatening keratitis that is difficult to treat. At early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis usually shows atypical clinical manifestations, that are often misdiagnosed as viral or bacterial keratitis. Moreover, there are not approved topical anti-amoebicdrugs available up to now. We hope ophthalmological practitioners can obtain a comprehensive understanding of this infection through this book.  

Xuguang Sun is a professor of Ophthalmology at Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Keywords

Acanthamoeba Keratitis Etiology Clinical manifestation Diagnosis and different diagnosis Laboratory examination methods Treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Xuguang Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye CenterBeijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5212-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. & People's Medical Publishing House, PR of China 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5211-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5212-5
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