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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

Letter

Dictyostelium polycephalum Infection of Human Cornea

Ashok Kumar Reddy1Comments to Author , Praveen Kumar Balne, Prashant Garg, Virender Singh Sangwan, Madhusmita Das, Pravin V. Krishna, Bhupesh Bagga, and Geeta K. Vemuganti
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

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A) Spherical cysts of Dictyostelium spp. in potassium hydroxide (calcoflour white stain; original magnification ×40) preparation. B) Spherical double wall cysts of Dictyostelium spp. (Gram stain; original magnification ×100). C) Cornea of the patient’s left eye, showing a ring-shaped central infiltrate and central thinning. D) Corneal button showing Dictyostelium spp. cysts (arrow; hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×100).

Figure. A) Spherical cysts of Dictyostelium spp. in potassium hydroxide (calcoflour white stain; original magnification ×40) preparation. B) Spherical double wall cysts of Dictyostelium spp. (Gram stain; original magnification ×100). C) Cornea of the patient’s left eye, showing a ring-shaped central infiltrate and central thinning. D) Corneal button showing Dictyostelium spp. cysts (arrow; hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×100).

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1Current affiliation: GHR Micro Diagnostics,Hyderabad, India.

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