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Which of the following statement is true regarding Acanthamoeba keratitis? (AIIMS May 2012)



A For the isolation of the causative agent, corneal scraping should be cultured on a nutrient agar plate

B The causative agent, Acanthamoeba is a helminth whose normal habitat is soil

C Keratitis due to Acanthamoeba is not seen in the immunocompromised host

D Acanthamoeba does not depend upon a human host for the completion of its life cycle

Ans. D Acanthamoeba does not depend upon a human host for the completion of its life cycle

1. Acanthamoeba

2. Acanthamoeba spp. have been found in soil; fresh, brackish, and sea water

3. The trophozoites are the infective forms and to gain entry into the body through the lower respiratory tract, ulcerated or broken skin.

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