Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis during treatment for cutaneous disease in a renal transplant patient

Allison Kutner, Margaret Aldrich, Sarju Patel, Joann J. Kang, Bijal Amin, Ranon Mann, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Roosecelis Brasil Martines, Jennifer Rittenhouse Cope, Graciela O. de Boccardo, Yoram A. Puius

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Abstract

Acanthamoeba infections are difficult to diagnose and treat. We present a renal transplant patient who developed Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis on therapy with posaconazole and miltefosine for cutaneous acanthamobiasis. The patient was maintained on intracameral voriconazole injections, and oral azithromycin, fluconazole, and flucytosine. This case highlights novel presentations and treatments for acanthamoebic infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12843
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Acanthamoeba
  • amoebiasis
  • endophthalmitis
  • miltefosine
  • posaconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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