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- Tawfeek, Gihan Mostafa; Bishara, Sawsan Abdel-Hamid; Sarhan, Rania Mohammad; ElShabrawi Taher, Eman; ElSaady Khayyal, Amira
- Parasitology research 2016 v.115 no.5 pp. 1871-1881
- immunocompromised population, etc ; Acanthamoeba; Escherichia coli; cornea; encephalitis; genes; genotype; habitats; heat tolerance; human diseases; human health; humans; keratitis; pathogenicity; pathogens; patients; polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; risk; sequence analysis; soil; Egypt; Show all 22 Subjects
- ... Acanthamoebae are the most common opportunistic amphizoic protozoa that cause life-threatening granulomatous amoebic encephalitis in immunocompromised individuals and sight-threatening amoebic keratitis (AK) in contact lens wearers. The present work aimed to determine the presence of Acanthamoeba isolates in different environmental sources: water, soil, and dust in Cairo, Egypt and to characterize ...