Genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. from water sources from Northwestern Iran

Ali Haniloo, Ali Pezeshki, Abbas Mahmmodzadeh, Elnaz Kadkhodamohammadi
  • Acta Parasitologica, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/ap-2017-0095

Genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. from water sources from Northwestern Iran

What is it about?

Acanthamoeba spp. are free-living amoebae which are ubiquitously distributed worldwide and can be found in the wide range of environments, particularly in various types of water sources, where they able to cause important health problems.

Why is it important?

This investigation provides further evidence that the T4 genotype is the most prevalent in water samples and demonstrates that there is a need for taking more consideration to water sources in order to prevent complications associated with pathogenic Acanthamoeba spp.

Perspectives

Ali Pezeshki
Zanjan University of Medical Sciences

Further the survey should focus on identifying Acanthamoeba genotypes in humans, especially in the immunocompromised patients and contact lens wearers in order to develop appropriate methods for prevention and control of the serious infections.

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