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Autofluorescence Signatures of Seven Pathogens: Preliminary in Vitro Investigations of a Potential Diagnostic for Acanthamoeba Keratitis.

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Summary of "Autofluorescence Signatures of Seven Pathogens: Preliminary in Vitro Investigations of a Potential Diagnostic for Acanthamoeba Keratitis."

Acanthamoeba keratitis can cause devastating damage to the human cornea and is often difficult to diagnose by routine clinical methods. In this preliminary study, we investigated whether Acanthamoeba may be distinguished from other common corneal pathogens through its autofluorescence response. Although only a small number of pathogens were studied, the identification of a unique Acanthamoeba signature would indicate that autofluorescence spectroscopy as a diagnostic method merits further investigation.

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Name: Cornea
ISSN: 1536-4798
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