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CDC – Toxocariasis – Biology

OLM often occurs in older children or young adults, with only rare eosinophilia or visceral manifestations. Humans suffering from visceral infection of T.

When interpreting the serologic findings, clinicians must be aware that a measurable titer does not necessarily indicate current clinical Toxocara canis infection. Ocular Toxocariasis — United States, — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Side view of Image C, showing the broad, arrow-shaped alae with striations, characteristic of T. Life Cycle Toxocara canis accomplishes its life cycle in dogs, with humans acquiring the infection toxocaraa accidental hosts.

Humans are accidental hosts who become infected by ingesting infective eggs in contaminated soil or infected paratenic hosts. In younger dogs, the larvae migrate through the lungs, bronchial tree, and esophagus; toxocraa worms develop and oviposit in the small intestine. The currently recommended serologic test for toxocariasis is enzyme immunoassay EIA with larval stage antigens extracted from embryonated eggs or released in vitro by cultured infective larvae.


Consumption of eggs from feces-contaminated items is the most common method of infection for humans especially children and young adults under the age of 20 years. In older dogs, this type of migration occurs less frequently, and at six months it is almost tooxcara. In adult dogs, the infection is usually asymptomatic.

L 2 larvae may also be ingested by a variety of animals like mice or rabbits, where they stay in a dormant stage inside the animals’ tissue until the intermediate host has been eaten by a dog, where subsequent development is confined to the gastrointestinal tract.

Object measured approximately 75 micrometers. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Visa Transmammary transmission occurs when the suckling pup becomes infected by the presence of L 3 larvae in the milk during the first three weeks of lactation.


Antibody detection tests are the only means of confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of visceral larva migrans VLM cans, ocular larva migrans OLMand covert toxocariasis CTthe most common clinical syndromes associated with Toxocara infections.

This article is about the organism. Many human infections are asymptomatic, with only eosinophilia and positive serology. Following ingestion by dogsthe infective eggs hatch and larvae penetrate the gut wall.

CDC – DPDx – Toxocariasis

Close-up of the anterior end of Toxocara catishowing the three lips characteristic of ascarid worms. When humans ingest infective eggs, diseases like hepatomegalymyocarditisrespiratory failure and vision problems can result depending on where the larva are deposited in the body.


In VLM, which occurs mostly in preschool children, the larvae invade multiple tissues liver, heart, lungs, brain, muscle and cause various symptoms including fever, anorexia, weight loss, cough, wheezing, rashes, hepatosplenomegaly, and hypereosinophilia. Close-up of the posterior end of Toxocaar.

Toxocara canis Werner January 10, Page last updated: Foram sorteadas aleatoriamente as casas nas Vilas Atroari e Waimiri. O modelo de estudo foi seccional. In older dogs, patent infections can also occur, but larval encystment in tissues is more common.

Retrieved 22 Apr The larvae are then coughed up and swallowed leading back down to the small intestine. By contrast, massive infection with Toxocara canis can be fatal in puppies. Such migratory route is known as enterohepatic pulmonar larval migration. December 18, Page last updated: Toxocara canis larva beginning to hatch. Diagnosis is usually made by serology or the finding of larvae in biopsy or autopsy specimens. December 18, Content source: Infectious diseases Parasitic disease: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Pedro Teixeira 25, D. Humans can be infected by this roundworm, a condition called toxocariasisjust by stroking an infected dog’s fur and accidentally ingesting infective cais that may be present on the dog’s fur. Archived from the original on 7 March There are several ways to prevent a T.