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    Hepatic Visceral Larva Migrans Causing Hepatic Venous Thrombosis and Prolonged Fever.
    Indian Pediatr 2017 Oct;54(10):882-884
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India. Correspondence to: Dr Nishant Wadhwa, Senior Consultant and Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.
    Background: Visceral larva migrans may present with systemic symptoms such as fever, hepatomegaly, pneumonitis or ocular symptoms.

    Case Characteristics: A 7-year-old girl with fever, pain abdomen and persistent eosinophilia. Imaging and histopathology were suggestive of visceral larva migrans. Read More

    A modified method for molecular identification of Baylisascaris transfuga in European brown bears (Ursus arctos).
    Parasitol Res 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Tatra National Park, Chałubińskiego 42a, 34-500, Zakopane, Poland.
    Baylisascaris transfuga is a roundworm that has been reported worldwide in most bear species. In mammals and possibly humans, the larvae of B. transfuga can migrate in the tissues of aberrant hosts with larva migrans syndrome. Read More

    Toxocariasis in humans in Africa - A systematic review.
    Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
    Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Lambaréné (CERMEL), Gabon; Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address:
    Background: Toxocariasis is a globally distributed zoonosis. The most important definitive hosts are dogs, whereas humans serve as paratenic hosts. Transmission to humans occurs by accidental ingestion of eggs, e. Read More

    Protective and risk factors associated with the presence of Toxocara spp. eggs in dog hair.
    Vet Parasitol 2017 Sep 21;244:39-43. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Teaching-Hospital, Universidade do Oeste Paulista (UNOESTE), Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Toxocariasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic zoonoses in the world. The disease is principally caused by the nematode Toxocara canis, whose definitive host is the dog. The transmission of toxocariasis to humans is mainly caused by accidental ingestion of embryonated eggs of the parasite, present in the soil. Read More

    Bullous cutaneous larva migrans: case series and review of atypical clinical presentations.
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 Oct;152(5):516-519
    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
    Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HRCLM) is caused by the penetration and migration in the epidermis of larvae of Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum. It is characterized by slightly raised and erythematous tracks, located especially on the feet. These tracks may be single or multiple, serpiginous or linear, ramified and intertwined, accompanied by pruritus. Read More

    Variations in the Rate of Infestations of Dogs with Zoonotic Nematodes and the Contamination of Soil in Different Environments.
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 Sep 1;14(9). Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Department of Biological Hazard and Parasitology, Institute of Rural Health in Lublin, Jaczewskiego, 2, 20-090 Lublin, Poland.
    Companion animals are an important aspect in human life. However, they may also be considered a source of pathogens. An example of zoonotic parasitoses is toxocarosis or cutaneous larva migrans (CLM). Read More

    Toxocara canis: Analysis of the kinetics of antigen release and antibody production in an in vivo model for the detection of past or present infection.
    Vet Parasitol 2017 Aug 1;243:183-187. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
    Laboratorio de Parasitología Experimental, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Mexico City, C.P. 04530, México. Electronic address:
    Worldwide, Toxocara canis is an important zoonotic nematode of public health concern. This soil-transmitted helminth causes visceral larva and ocular larva migrans in paratenic hosts. The detection of T. Read More

    Treatment of larva migrans syndrome with long-term administration of albendazole.
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan. Electronic address:
    Background: Larva migrans syndrome is a food-borne parasitic disease in humans, caused by accidental ingestion of eggs or larvae of ascarid nematodes, namely, Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, or Ascaris suum, the roundworms commonly found in the intestines of dogs, cats and pigs respectively. When a patient is diagnosed as having larva migrans syndrome, oral-administration of albendazole is recommended, however, the regimen remains controversial worldwide. In Japan, the duration of albendazole administration is longer than those of European and North American countries. Read More

    Ocular Gnathostomiasis-Update of Earlier Survey.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Oct 19;97(4):1232-1234. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Facultad de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico.
    Ocular gnathostomiasis is rather a rare food-borne zoonosis caused by infection with the larvae of several species of genus Gnathostoma and is a representative ocular larva migrans syndrome. In our previous literature survey, we found 73 cases of ocular gnathostomiasis reported up to and including 2009, though additional sporadic cases have been reported in Asia and the Americas since that report. Here, we review 10 additional cases reported since 2010, and also update current findings regarding epidemiological and clinical features in affected patients. Read More

    Gastrointestinal parasites in stray and shelter cats in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2017 Jul-Sep;26(3):383-388. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Laboratório de Toxoplasmose e outras Protozooses, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
    The increasingly urban nature of the population has led many people to choose independent pets, such as cats. This situation has also made it possible for these animals to be abandoned, thus increasing the numbers of cats on the streets and in shelters. These animals can act as a source of infection for other hosts. Read More

    Epidemiological profile of cutaneous larva migrans in travelers returning to France between 2003 and 2015.
    Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Jun 15. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    Unité de Recherche sur Les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales émergentes (URMITE) CNRS-IRD UMR 6236, Méditerranée Infection, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Aix-Marseille-Université, Marseille, France. Electronic address:
    Background: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is caused by the penetration and migration of canine or feline hookworm larvae into the skin, and frequently affects travelers from high-income countries returning from tropical and sub-tropical areas. Unfortunately, this pathology is neglected due to poor understanding among both physicians and travelers. This study describes the profile of cases reported in Marseille, France. Read More

    Seroepidemiological study and associated risk factors of Toxocara canis infection among preschool children in Osun State, Nigeria.
    Acta Trop 2017 Sep 4;173:85-89. Epub 2017 Jun 4.
    Department of Molecular Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Tropical Medicine Division, International PhD Program in Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Human toxocariasis is caused by the nematode, Toxocara canis and it is a poorly understood phenomenon in Nigeria. Seroepidemiological studies have not been previously carried out among the preschool aged children in Nigeria. A cross-sectional study was conducted in pre-school children in four communities from Osun State, Nigeria between January and July 2016. Read More

    Beyond the raccoon roundworm: The natural history of non-raccoon Baylisascaris species in the New World.
    Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2017 Aug 30;6(2):85-99. Epub 2017 Apr 30.
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
    A total of 10 species of Baylisascaris, a genus of ascaridoid nematodes, occur worldwide and 6 of them occur in the New World. Most of the Baylisascaris species have a similar life cycle with carnivorous mammals or marsupials serving as definitive hosts and a smaller prey host serving as paratenic (or intermediate) hosts. However, one species in rodents is unique in that it only has one host. Read More

    Rash in a foreign worker.
    Malays Fam Physician 2016 31;11(2-3):39-41. Epub 2016 Aug 31.
    MD (USM), FAFP (Mal), FRACGP (Aust), AM (MAL), School of Medicine, Taylor's, University, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
    Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HrCLM) is a zoonosis which is endemic in many sub-tropic and tropical countries including Malaysia. We report a case of a 40-year old plantation worker who presented with a pruritic rash on his abdomen. It is important for clinicians to diagnose and treat HrCLM promptly as this condition results in considerable morbidity when treatment is delayed. Read More

    Prevalence of Toxocara antibodies among patients clinically suspected to have ocular toxocariasis: A retrospective descriptive study in Sri Lanka.
    BMC Ophthalmol 2017 Apr 24;17(1):50. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    Background: Human toxocariasis, caused by Toxocara canis, T. cati, and T. vitulorum of dogs, cats and ruminants respectively, is recognized as an important zoonotic infection worldwide. Read More

    The impact of global climate change on the spread of parasitic nematodes
    Ann Parasitol 2017;63(1):15-20
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology of Wrocław University, ul. Przybyszewskiego 63, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland
    Climate changes may influence the frequency, intensity and geographical distribution of parasites, directly affecting their dispersive stages in the environment (eggs, larvae) and, indirectly, the larvae living mainly in invertebrate intermediate hosts. In biologically diverse nematodes climate warming contributes to the increase in the range of distribution, colonization of new hosts and modification of their development cycles. This is particularly acute in the Arctic and pertains, for instance, to nematodes Ostertagia gruehneri and Setaria tundra parasitizing reindeer Rangifer tarandus and Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis in musk oxen (Ovibos moschatus). Read More

    The role of domestic dogs in the transmission of zoonotic helminthes in a rural area of Mekong river basin.
    Acta Parasitol 2017 Jun;62(2):393-400
    Department of Helminthology Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400.
    Dogs have been bred since ancient times for companionship, hunting, protection, shepherding and other human activities. Some canine helminth parasites can cause significant clinical diseases in humans as Opisthorchis viverrini causing cholangiocarcinoma in Southeast Asian Countries. In this study, socio-cultural questionnaire, canine parasitological analysis, necropsy, parasite molecular confirmation and dog roaming data were evaluated in Savannakhet, Lao-PDR, a typical Mekong Basin area. Read More

    J Zoo Wildl Med 2017 Mar;48(1):232-236
    Baylisascaris procyonis larva migrans was diagnosed in two North American beavers ( Castor canadensis ) belonging to a zoological park in Clarke County, Georgia. Both beavers presented with neurological signs. One beaver died naturally and despite attempted treatment, the other beaver was euthanatized because of severe clinical signs and poor prognosis. Read More

    Cutaneous Larva Migrans Associated With Löffler's Syndrome in a 6-Year-Old Boy.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Sep;36(9):912-914
    From the *Department of Dermatology, Beijing Children's Hospital, and †Department of Dermatology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
    Cutaneous larva migrans is a frequent dermatologic problem among travelers in tropical areas, but its association with Löffler's syndrome is an extremely rare condition, particularly in children. Here, we describe a 6-year-old boy presenting cutaneous larva migrans associated with Löffler's syndrome. Read More

    Larval infestation in a common Pariah Kite Milvus migrans (Boddaert).
    J Parasit Dis 2017 Mar 21;41(1):199-201. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
    Department of Zoology, Rampurhat College, Birbhum, West Bengal 731 224 India.
    This paper describes a case of larval infestation in a common Pariah Kite Milvus migrans (Boddaert). Examination on the larvae revealed that the larvae were of the family Sarcophagidae (Diptera). Read More

    [Cutaneous larva migrans in Turkey: an imported case report].
    Mikrobiyol Bul 2017 Jan;51(1):94-99
    Ankara Educational and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ankara, Turkey.
    Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a parasitic infection most commonly found in tropical and subtropical areas. However, with the ease and increase of foreign travel to many countries around the world, the infection is not limited to these areas. CLM is an erythematous, serpiginous infection with skin eruption caused by percutaneous penetration of the larvae to the skin. Read More

    Abdominal Mass Secondary to Human Toxocariasis.
    APSP J Case Rep 2017 Jan-Feb;8(1). Epub 2017 Jan 5.
    Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Toxocariasis is an extensive helminthic infection that leads to visceral larva migrans in humans. A 2.5-year-old girl referred for abdominal mass. Read More

    Seroepidemiological Study of Toxocariasis in the Owners of Domestic Cats and Dogs in Mashhad, Northeastern Iran.
    Iran J Parasitol 2016 Apr-Jun;11(2):265-268
    Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
    Background: Toxocariasis is the clinical terms applied to infection of human with Ascarid nematodes in the order Ascaridida, named Toxocara canis and T. cati. Because in recent years in Iran many people desire to keep pets (cats and dogs), and lacking of seroepidemiological study of toxocariasis in Mashhad, we decided to determine the seroprevalence of toxocariasis among people who own cats and dogs in comparison with control group. Read More

    Draft Genome of Toxocara canis, a Pathogen Responsible for Visceral Larva Migrans.
    Korean J Parasitol 2016 Dec 31;54(6):751-758. Epub 2016 Dec 31.
    Department of Parasitology and Institute of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon 24253, Korea.
    This study aimed at constructing a draft genome of the adult female worm Toxocara canis using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and de novo assembly, as well as to find new genes after annotation using functional genomics tools. Using an NGS machine, we produced DNA read data of T. canis. Read More

    Cutaneous Larva Migrans.
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2017 ;11(1):2-11
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin. Hong Kong.
    Background: Cutaneous larva migrans is one of the most common skin diseases reported in travelers returning from tropical regions. Western physicians, however, are often not familiar of this condition.

    Objective: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications, and treatment of cutaneous larva migrans. Read More

    Treatment of cutaneous larva migrans with a single session of carbon dioxide laser: a study of ten cases in the Philippines.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Mar 29;16(1):91-94. Epub 2016 Nov 29.
    MediSkin Dermatology Clinic, Davao Doctors Hospital, Davao City, Philippines.
    Background: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) has a detrimental effect on patients' emotional and physical quality of life. Due to local unavailability of gold standard oral treatments for CLM, carbon dioxide laser was attempted. We present a case series where a single session of carbon dioxide laser treatment was associated with cessation of signs and symptoms of CLM. Read More

    Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworm Seroprevalence among Wildlife Rehabilitators, United States and Canada, 2012-2015.
    Emerg Infect Dis 2016 12;22(12):2128-2131
    Baylisascaris procyonis roundworms can cause potentially fatal neural larva migrans in many species, including humans. However, the clinical spectrum of baylisascariasis is not completely understood. We tested 347 asymptomatic adult wildlife rehabilitators for B. Read More

    Gnathostomiasis in Brazil: an emerging disease with a challenging diagnosis.
    J Travel Med 2016 Jul 30;24(1). Epub 2016 Oct 30.
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.
    This case report describes the second reported case of gnathostomiasis acquired in Brazil. The French traveller returned from a sport fishing trip from Tocantins where he was repeatedly consuming raw freshwater fish marinated with lemon juice. Gnathostoma infection was diagnosed based on clinical symptoms, dietary record and by detection of specific antibodies in the blood. Read More

    The Mitochondrial Genomes of the Zoonotic Canine Filarial Parasites Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens and Candidatus Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) Honkongensis Provide Evidence for Presence of Cryptic Species.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Oct 11;10(10):e0005028. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
    Background: Cutaneous dirofilariosis is a canine mosquito-borne zoonosis that can cause larva migrans disease in humans. Dirofilaria repens is considered an emerging pathogen occurring with high prevalence in Mediterranean areas and many parts of tropical Asia. In Hong Kong, a second species, Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis, has been reported. Read More

    Ocular parasitoses: A comprehensive review.
    Surv Ophthalmol 2017 Mar - Apr;62(2):161-189. Epub 2016 Oct 6.
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Electronic address:
    Parasitic infections of the eyes are a major cause of ocular diseases across the globe. The causative agents range from simple organisms such as unicellular protozoans to complex metazoan helminths. The disease spectrum varies depending on the geographic location, prevailing hygiene, living and eating habits of the inhabitants, and the type of animals that surround them. Read More

    Imported cutaneous larva migrans by a 31-year-old French woman after a travel in Gabon.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Sep 12;2016. Epub 2016 Sep 12.
    Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, CIRI, Inserm U1111, CNRS UMR5308, ENS de Lyon, UCBL1, Lyon, France.

    In vitro production of Toxocara canis excretory-secretory (TES) antigen.
    J Parasit Dis 2016 Sep 20;40(3):1038-43. Epub 2014 Dec 20.
    Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College (TANUVAS), Chennai, India.
    Toxocara canis is a widespread gastrointestinal nematode parasite of dogs and cause Toxocara larva migrans, an important zoonotic disease in humans on ingestion of infective eggs. Toxocarosis is one of the few human parasitic diseases whose serodiagnosis uses a standardized antigen, T. canis excretory secretory antigen (TES). Read More

    Optimal ELISA antigen for the diagnosis of Ascaris suum infection in humans.
    Parasitol Res 2016 Dec 8;115(12):4701-4705. Epub 2016 Sep 8.
    Division of Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, 889-1692, Miyazaki, Japan.
    Ascarid nematodes, Ascaris suum, Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, are the most important causative species of larva migrans syndrome (LMS) in humans. Although the diagnosis of ascarid LMS is generally based on serological tests, specific serological tests for A. suum infection have not been fully developed. Read More

    [Toxocarosis and acalculous acute cholecystitis: Consequence or coincidence?].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2016 Jun;33(3):346-51
    Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Dr. Eduardo Schütz Schroeder, Puerto Montt, Chile.
    Human toxocarosis is a chronic larval parasitosis listed as one of the five most important neglected diseases by the CDC. The larvae can spread systemically and migrate to different tissues including liver and gallbladder. Acalculous acute cholecystitis (AAC) is a rare disease in children. Read More

    Seroprevalence of Toxocara spp. in a rural population in Central African Gabon.
    Parasitol Int 2016 Dec 2;65(6 Pt A):632-634. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Lambaréné, Gabon; Institut für Tropenmedizin, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address:
    Toxocara spp. are zoonotic parasites with global distribution infecting humans by incidental ingestions of eggs shed in feces of dogs or cats. High seroprevalences have been reported from several regions of Africa, however data from the Central African region remain limited. Read More

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