Toxocariasis

(Visceral or ocular larva migrans) Toxocariasis is a human infection with a nematode larva, which normally infects animals. The symptoms consist of fever, anorexia, hepatosplenomegaly, rash, pneumonitis, asthma, or blurred vision. The diagnosis is made by enzyme immunoassay. The treatment is carried out with albendazole or mebendazole. Corticosteroids can be added for severe symptoms or eye involvement. Toxocariasis is a human infection with a nematode larva, which normally infects animals….

September 3, 2018
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