Parasitol Res 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Paulista School of Medicine, São Paulo Hospital, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, Rua Pedro de Toledo, 669 - Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, 04039-032, Brazil.
Acanthamoeba spp. have always caused disease in immunosuppressed patients, but since 1986, they have become a worldwide public health issue by causing infection in healthy contact lens wearers. Amoebae of the Acanthamoeba genus are broadly distributed in nature, living either freely or as parasites, and are frequently associated with biofilms throughout the environment. Read More