• History of stromal keratitis requires long-term oral antiviral

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    ATLANTA - Many cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis are misdiagnosed as herpes, according to Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, in a presentation on anterior segment infections here at SECO.
    “Herpes epithelial keratitis that's treated appropriately should resolve in 2 weeks,” she said. “In fact, herpes simplex virus is a self-limiting disease. Even if you don't treat it, it should resolve on its own.
    “If a patient you treated for herpes doesn't resolve, it's probably Acanthamoeba,” she continued. “You can get a co-infection, too, which may occur
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