Letter: Squints

1976 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
was also inoculated intracerebrally into a strain of mice known to be susceptible to acanthamoebae, but amoebae were not isolated. Dr Griffin also suggests that repeated nasopharyngeal specimens should have been examined for acanthamoebae. In fact this also was done. Nose and throat swabs taken two days after admission and two and four days later were inoculated into HeLa cell cultures, on to klebsiella-agar plates, and intracerebrally into mice, again with negative results.
doi:10.1136/bmj.1.6015.962 fatcat:w4t57f4rtrdxbde2w2epjhpqdu