Acanthamoeba Infection Overview
What is an acanthamoeba infection?
A person with an acanthamoeba infection has a parasitic infection of the eye or brain, caused by an amoeba. Amoebas are tiny, single celled organisms that are present in soil and water. Acanthamoeba can enter the skin through a cut, wound, or through the nostrils. Infection of the eye is common, while brain infection is very rare.
What are the symptoms of an acanthamoeba infection?
The most common symptoms of acanthamoeba infection in the brain include headache, fever, neck pain, and confusion. Acanthamoeba eye infection can cause eye redness, eye pain, and blurry vision.
How does the doctor treat an acanthamoeba infection?
Acanthamoeba infection is treated with antibiotics.
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