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Cutis. 2001 May;67(5):377-80.

Cutaneous Acanthamoeba in a patient with AIDS: a case study with a review of new therapy; quiz 386.

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Department of Infectious Disease, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, USA.



To describe the presenting signs of an Acanthamoeba infection.


Upon completion of this activity, dermatologists and general practitioners should be able to: 1. Discuss the clinical presentation of Acanthamoeba infection. 2. Describe the conditions that make a patient susceptible to Acanthamoeba. 3. Outline treatment options for Acanthamoeba infection. CME: This article has been peer reviewed and approved by Michael Fisher, MD, Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


April 2001. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Quadrant HealthCom, Inc. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. This activity has been planned and produced in accordance with ACCME Essentials.

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