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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

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