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Acanthamoeba keratitis: Quiz

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Question 1: ________ can also be used to confirm a diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis, especially when contact lenses are not involved.
Polymerase chain reactionReal-time polymerase chain reactionReverse transcription polymerase chain reactionDNA

Question 2: [1][2][3][4] For this reason, contact lenses must be properly disinfected before wearing, and should be removed when swimming or ________.
Surf cultureSurfboardMavericks (location)Surfing

Question 3: In the United States, it is nearly always associated with contact lens use, as ________ can survive in the space between the lens and the eye.
AcanthamoebaSappinia diploideaAmoebozoaBalamuthia mandrillaris

Question 4: To detect Acanthamoeba on a contact lens in a laboratory, a sheep blood agar plate with a layer (a lawn) of ________ is made.
Pathogenic bacteriaPseudomonas aeruginosaEscherichia coliHelicobacter pylori

Question 5: ________ (Acanthamoeba keratitis, Cutaneous acanthamoebiasis, Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis)
Balamuthia mandrillarisAcanthamoebaSappinia diploideaAmoebozoa

Question 6: Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare disease where amoebae invade the ________ of the eye.
RetinaIris (anatomy)ScleraCornea







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