ID 111324
Author
Ueki, Nami The University of Tokushima
Eguchi, Hiroshi The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Oogi, Yaeko The University of Tokushima
Yamane, Shinta Yamane Eye Clinic
Umazume, Hiromichi Umazume Eye Clinic
Mizui, Kenji Ito Eye Clinic
Keywords
acanthamoeba keratitis
early diagnosis
steroid
compliance
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a severe infectious corneal ulcer that usually occurs in contact lens wearers. Although the number of AK cases in Japan has been increasing, many of these cases are diagnosed in the early stage and are treated adequately. This is probably because of the increased availability of various diagnostic techniques and the ever-increasing knowledge about AK among ophthalmologists. In this article, we described 3 cases of AK that were diagnosed and treated in the early stages of the disease, and we discuss why 1 of the cases had a less favorable prognosis than the other 2 cases, which had excellent prognoses, from an etiological point of view.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
56
Issue
3-4
Start Page
166
End Page
169
Sort Key
166
Published Date
2009-08
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences