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What is the difference between bacterial keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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In brief: Different organisms

Bacterial keratitis is caused by bacteria, such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and so forth.
Acanthamoeba keratitis is caused by the amoeba protozoan Acanthamoeba. The treatment and disease course is very different.

In brief: Different organisms

Bacterial keratitis is caused by bacteria, such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and so forth.
Acanthamoeba keratitis is caused by the amoeba protozoan Acanthamoeba. The treatment and disease course is very different.
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