Disseminated toxocariasis in an immunocompetent host

Academic Article


  • Toxocariasis is a zoonotic infection caused by Toxocara canis, or less commonly, Toxocara cati, which is one of the most common zoonotic infections worldwide. It commonly affects the pediatric and immunocompromised population; however, it has rarely been reported in the immunocompetent adults. Two of the well-recognized syndromes in children are visceral larva migrans and ocular larva migrans. Infection in adults usually ranges from asymptomatic to nonspecific symptoms which makes the diagnosis challenging. A case of 36 year-old male was presented with disseminated toxocariasis with pulmonary and hepatic involvement and striking peripheral eosinophilia.
  • Authors

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    Pubmed Id

  • 22108686
  • Author List

  • Aryal MR; Karmacharya P; Pokharel A; Giri S; Pathak R; Alweis R
  • Start Page

  • 838
  • End Page

  • 840
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 10