Toxocariasis

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Toxocariasis

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The terms "Toxocariasis" returned 82 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neglected parasitic infections in the United States: toxocariasis.
 

Author(s): Dana M Woodhall, Mark L Eberhard, Monica E Parise

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2014 May;90(5):810-3.

 

Toxocariasis is a preventable parasitic disease that is caused by the dog and cat roundworms Toxocara cani and T. cati, respectively. Humans become infected when they accidently ingest infectious Toxocara eggs commonly found in contaminated soil; children are most often affected. ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Toxocariasis: seroprevalence in abandoned-institutionalized children and infants.
 

Author(s): Susana Archelli, Graciela I Santillan, Reinaldo Fonrouge, Graciela Céspedes, Lola Burgos, Nilda Radman

Journal: Rev. Argent. Microbiol.. ;46(1):3-6.

 

Toxocariasis is an infection that has worldwide distribution. Toxocara canis is the most relevant agent due to its frequent occurrence in humans. Soil contamination with embryonated eggs is the primary source of T. canis. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of toxocariasis ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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Serodiagnosis of toxocariasis by ELISA using crude antigen of Toxocara canis larvae.
 

Author(s): Yan Jin, Chenghua Shen, Sun Huh, Woon-Mok Sohn, Min-Ho Choi, Sung-Tae Hong

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2013 Aug;51(4):433-9.

 

Toxocariasis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by larvae of ascarid nematodes of dogs or cats, Toxocara canis or T. cati. Diagnosis of human toxocariasis currently relies on serology that uses T. canis excretory-secretory antigen to detect specific IgG antibodies by ELISA. We investigated ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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The terms "Toxocariasis" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Toxocariasis and epilepsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Graziella Quattrocchi, Alessandra Nicoletti, Benoit Marin, Elisa Bruno, Michel Druet-Cabanac, Pierre-Marie Preux

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 ;6(8):e1775.

 

Human toxocariasis is a zoonotic infection caused by the larval stages of Toxocara canis (T. canis) and less frequently Toxocara cati (T. cati). A relationship between toxocariasis and epilepsy has been hypothesized. We conducted a systematic review and a meta-analysis of available ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2012

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Toxocariasis in Cuba: a literature review.
 

Author(s): Idalia Sariego, Kirezi Kanobana, Lázara Rojas, Niko Speybroeck, Katja Polman, Fidel A Núñez

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 ;6(2):e1382.

 

Human toxocariasis (HT) is a zoonotic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Toxocara canis, the intestinal roundworm of dogs. Infection can be associated with a wide clinical spectrum varying from asymptomatic to severe organ injury. While the incidence of symptomatic ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2012

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Toxocariasis: visceral larva migrans in children.
 

Author(s): Elaine A A Carvalho, Regina L Rocha

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;87(2):100-10.

 

To present a detailed investigation of risk factors, symptoms, and laboratory and imaging tests that may be useful to establish the clinical laboratory diagnosis of visceral larva migrans (VLM) in children, demonstrating the importance of diagnosis and treatment to prevent complications ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2011

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Treatment of Asymptomatic Toxocariasis With Albendazole in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Asymptomatic Toxocariasis

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2012

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