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Toxocariasis: a review

Mehmet Burak Selek, Ergenekon Karagoz, Orhan Baylan


Human toxocariasis is a parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of larvae of dog nematode Toxocara canis and less frequently of cat nematode T.cati. In this review, current information about human toxocariasis which is a rare but an important problem suspected to cause rheumatologic, dermatologic and respiratory system diseases, is presented.

Key words: Toxocariasis, Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati

Med-Science. 2016; 5(4): 1063-7

Medicine Science Vol:5 Issue:4 Year:2016 PP:919-1084
Posted in Vol: 5 Issue: 4 Year: 2016 December pp: 919-1084

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