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Epidemiological characteristics of a Chicago-area Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreak



Epidemiological characteristics of a Chicago-area Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreak



American Journal of Ophthalmology 142(2): 212-217



Purpose: To characterize Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) cases and analyze the geographical distribution within the Chicago-Gary-Kenosha metropolitan area, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Design: Retrospective, population-based cohort study. Methods: All AK cases diagnosed at the University of Illinois at Chicago Cornea Service from June 1, 2003, to November 30, 2005, were included in analysis. Patients with keratitis were defined as cases through confocal microscopy, histology, and/or positive cultures.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2006.04.034


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