Amoeba is commonly found in the environment; rarely causes diseases but is lethal when it does.


1. Treatment of skin infections with amphotericin B, voriconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole, albendazole, co-trimoxazole and suphadiazine.

2. For eye infections, cationic antiseptics such as chlorhexidine that destroy hard-to-kill spores are used though generally not very effective.