Pythium insidiosum and Acanthamoeba keratitis in a contact lens user.

Research paper by Anita A Raghavan, Prathyusha P Bellamkonda, Leonel L Mendoza, Ram R Rammohan

Indexed on: 21 Dec '18Published on: 21 Dec '18Published in: BMJ case reports


The oomycete and the protozoan can cause fulminant and recalcitrant keratitis, respectively. These infections are not only sight-threatening but can also threaten the structural integrity of the eye. A high index of suspicion is required to identify keratitis given its uncommon occurrence. keratitis is most commonly associated with contact lens wear. However, its coexistence with has not been reported. We present the successful management of a case of contact lens-related keratitis, coinfected with and © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.