Toxocara Species - Toxocariasis

Toxocariasis is caused by migration of the larvae from the roundworm Toxocara to organs and tissues. Toxocara larva migrans is the second most common helminthic infection in developed countries. Transmission is fecal-oral via the feces of infected dogs or cats. Parasites are not shed in the gastrointestinal tract, so diagnosis relies on serology or tissue examination.

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Last Update: April 2018