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Development of nested multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the detection of Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati and Ascaris suum contamination in meat and organ meats.

Parasitol Int 2018 Jun 18;67(5):622-626. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Division of Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan; Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitic Diseases, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, 1-1, Gakuen-Kibanadai Nishi, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan. Electronic address:

Ascarid Larva Migrans Syndrome (ascarid LMS) is a clinical syndrome in humans, caused by the migration of animal roundworm larvae such as Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati and Ascaris suum. Humans may acquire infection by ingesting embryonated eggs, or infective larvae of these parasites in contaminated meat and organ meats. To detect these pathogenic contaminations, a novel nested multiplex PCR system was developed. Read More

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Efficacy of albendazole ointment on cutaneous larva migrans in a 2 years child.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 2018 Jun 12. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario Santa María del Rosell, Cartagena, España.

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Toxocariasis: a silent threat with a progressive public health impact.

Infect Dis Poverty 2018 Jun 13;7(1):59. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Loughborough, UK.

Background: Toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic zoonosis that afflicts millions of the pediatric and adolescent populations worldwide, especially in impoverished communities. This disease is caused by infection with the larvae of Toxocara canis and T. cati, the most ubiquitous intestinal nematode parasite in dogs and cats, respectively. Read More

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Frequency of anti-Toxocara antibodies in broiler chickens in southern Brazil.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

Laboratório de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva (Parasitologia Veterinária), Hospital Veterinário, Universidade do Oeste Paulista, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brasil.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of anti-Toxocara antibodies in naturally infected broiler chickens (n = 189) from the state of Paraná, southern Brazil. The chickens were reared in a semi-intensive system by small family farmers (n = 7). An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed to detect the presence of anti- Toxocara spp. Read More

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Cavitary myiasis and its management.

J Exp Ther Oncol 2018 May;12(3):211-216

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Objective: Myiasis is a parasitic disease of humans and vertebrates, caused by fly larvae feeding on the host's necrotic or living tissue. Myiasis is classified into cutaneous and cavitary myiasis. Cavitary myiasis is rare and occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and America associated with low economic status and poor hygiene. Read More

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LARVA MIGRANS OF BAYLISASCARIS POTOSIS IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS.

J Parasitol 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

¶ Laboratory of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University.

Occurrence of clinical signs by infection with Baylisascaris potosis, the roundworm of kinkajous (Potos flavus), in mice, rats and rabbit were studied, and the migration behavior of larvae in mice were compared with that of B. transfuga the round worm of bears (Ursus spp.). Read More

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May 2018
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Epidemiology of canine gastrointestinal helminths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Parasit Vectors 2018 02 20;11(1):100. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Clinical Studies Department, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, P. O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia.

Background: Dogs have a close association with humans providing companionship, security and a source of dietary protein. However, dogs are also potential carriers of zoonotic pathogens. Dogs, therefore, pose a public health risk and a good understanding of canine diseases is important for planning and implementing control measures. Read More

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February 2018

Robust Phenotypic Activation of Eosinophils during Experimental Infection.

Front Immunol 2018 31;9:64. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Laboratory of Inflammation and Infectious Diseases, Department of Morphology and Pathology, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, Brazil.

Eosinophils are multifunctional cells that have cytotoxic proinflammatory activities and stimulate CD4 T-cells in experimental models of allergy and parasitic infections. Eosinophils, when exposed to antigens, are activated, expressing the CD38/CD69 molecules and exhibited increased expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC-II), CD80 and CD86, suggesting they play a role upon antigen stimulation. In the present study, we evaluated the profile of eosinophils using conventional and image flow cytometry upon experimental infection. Read More

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January 2018
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Withdrawn: Cutaneous larva migrans with pulmonaryinvolvement.

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BMJ Case Rep 2018 Feb 12;2018. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

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February 2018
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Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus presenting in twins.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Mar 13;35(2):e128-e131. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is a clinically distinct form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus, with age of onset typically in the second to fifth decades. Eleven cases have been reported in childhood, and we present the first known case of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus in identical twins. Although flares are typically photo-induced, we present an annular eruption typical of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus with concurrent pinworm infestation, with recurrence of disease with cutaneous larva migrans. Read More

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March 2018
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Imported gnathostomiasis manifesting as cutaneous larva migrans and Löffler's syndrome.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Feb 2;2018. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK.

Here, we report an unusual case of invasive gnathostomiasis in a returning traveller, with a shifting pattern of relapsing cutaneous disease. The previously fit and well 32-year-old man first presented with serpiginous, pruriginous erythematous tracks characteristic of cutaneous larva migrans shortly after returning from South-East Asia. He was systemically well with no other symptoms. Read More

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February 2018
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"Creeping eruption" und eosinophile Follikulitis: Atypische kutane Larva migrans.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Feb;16(2):201-203

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen.

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February 2018

Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis: infestations of the affluent society.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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February 2018
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[Massive infestation with larva migrans].

An Pediatr (Barc) 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Departamento de Dermatología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil. Electronic address:

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February 2018

Trend of toxocariasis in Iran: a review on human and animal dimensions.

Iran J Vet Res 2017 ;18(4):233-242

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

One of the neglected soil and/or food-borne diseases with international public health importance is toxocariasis. Human cases are being increasingly reported from Asian, African, Oceania, European and the American countries. Hence, human toxocariasis (HT) is now considered as a major zoonosis with global and regional importance. Read More

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January 2017
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Impact of climate change on dermatological conditions related to flooding: update from the International Society of Dermatology Climate Change Committee.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Jan 29. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Climate change contributes to the increase in severity and frequency of flooding, which is the most frequent and deadly disaster worldwide. Flood-related damage can be very severe and include health effects. Among those health impacts, dermatological diseases are one of the most frequently encountered. Read More

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January 2018
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A Unique Case of Cutaneous Larva Migrans Acquired Within the Province of Quebec and Successfully Treated With Topical Ivermectin.

J Cutan Med Surg 2018 May/Jun;22(3):347-348. Epub 2018 Jan 26.

2 Hôpital de Maria, Maria, QC, Canada.

Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a zoonotic helminthiasis frequently imported to Canada by travellers to beach destinations in the tropics. The preferred treatment is oral ivermectin. We present a case of CLM acquired within the province of Quebec, a first in our provincial health records. Read More

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January 2018
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Frequency of Toxocariasis among Patients Clinically Suspected to Have Visceral Toxocariasis: A Retrospective Descriptive Study in Sri Lanka.

J Parasitol Res 2017 6;2017:4368659. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Introduction: Human toxocariasis is caused by several species of the nematode . Two common clinical syndromes are ocular and visceral larva migrans.

Objectives: To determine the antibody positivity in clinically suspected VLM patients and to describe demographic factors and clinical manifestations of seropositive patients. Read More

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December 2017
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A frequent roundworm Baylisascaris transfuga in overpopulated brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Slovakia: a problem worthy of attention.

Acta Parasitol 2018 Mar;63(1):167-174

Department of Epizootiology and Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic.

The genus Baylisascaris (order Ascaridida) includes numerous relatively host-specific nematodes, which are common in intestines of wild mammals. Some of them may have impact on veterinary and public health, as their larvae have the potential to cause visceral, ocular, and/or neural larva migrans in a wide range of mammals, birds, and humans. Baylisascaris transfuga is a parasite occurring in a range of bear species throughout the world. Read More

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March 2018
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Cutaneous larva migrans with pulmonary involvement.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 12;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

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January 2018

Creeping eruption and eosinophilic folliculitis: Atypical cutaneous larva migrans.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Feb 12;16(2):202-204. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Medical Center Göttingen.

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February 2018
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Halo Sign and Eosinophilia: What Is Your Diagnosis?

Respiration 2018;95(4):258-259. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Service de Pneumologie et Soins Intensifs Respiratoires, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Bourgogne, Dijon, France.

Blood eosinophilia associated with transient and migrating nodules with a halo sign on chest computed tomography scan should suggest larva migrans related to toxocariasis or ascaris suum. Read More

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December 2017
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Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces parasite load on Toxocara canis experimental infection in mice, but has no effect on the parasite in vitro.

Parasitol Res 2018 Feb 14;117(2):597-602. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences - Parasitology Laboratory, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Academic Area of the University Hospital - FURG, Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Human toxocariasis is a neglected global parasitic zoonosis. The efficacy of drug treatment for this disease has been hindered by the biological complexity of the main etiological agent, the nematode Toxocara canis. Experimental studies have shown the potential of probiotics to promote a reduction in the parasite load of T. Read More

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February 2018
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Facial Cutaneous Larva Migrans Acquired in Spain.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2017 Dec 11. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Cantabria, España.

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December 2017
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Echinococcosis and other parasitic infections in domestic dogs from urban areas of an Argentinean Patagonian city.

Medicina (B Aires) 2017 ;77(6):469-474

Unidad Regional de Sanidad Ambiental de la Provincia de Río Negro, Río Negro, Argentina.

In urban populations of South America, dogs with free access to public areas represent a public health concern. The primary consequence of roaming dogs on human health is the transmission of infectious and parasitic diseases mainly through feces contamination. The main diseases likely to be transmitted are hydatidosis or echinococcosis, larva migrans, and giardiasis. Read More

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January 2017
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Cutaneous larva migrans in a child.

Sudan J Paediatr 2017 ;17(1):66-67

JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, India.

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January 2017
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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

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October 2017
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Successful Treatment of Corneal Larva Migrans by Nd:YAG Laser Photodisruption.

J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2017 Oct-Dec;12(4):443-444

Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

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November 2017

A modified method for molecular identification of Baylisascaris transfuga in European brown bears (Ursus arctos).

Parasitol Res 2017 Dec 27;116(12):3447-3452. 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

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December 2017
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Toxocariasis in humans in Africa - A systematic review.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Nov - Dec;20:15-25. 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

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May 2018
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When you hear hoof beats … consider zebras - A diagnostic challenge.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 09 25;19:73-74. Epub 2017 Sep 25.

Department of Medicine, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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September 2017
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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

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September 2017
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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

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October 2017
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Cutaneous Larva Migrans.

J Glob Infect Dis 2017 Jul-Sep;9(3):125

Valley Infectious Disease Specialists Ltd, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Easton Hospital, Easton, PA 18042, USA.

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September 2017
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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 09 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

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September 2017
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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

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August 2017
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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

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July 2017
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Cutaneous larva migrans occurring concurrently in a father and son.

Australas J Dermatol 2018 Feb 20;59(1):67-68. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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February 2018
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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 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

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October 2017
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A Case of Furuncular Myiasis Due to in a Korean Traveler Returning from Uganda.

Korean J Parasitol 2017 Jun 30;55(3):327-331. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea.

A fly larva was recovered from a boil-like lesion on the left leg of a 33-year-old male on 21 November 2016. He has worked in an endemic area of myiasis, Uganda, for 8 months and returned to Korea on 11 November 2016. The larva was identified as by morphological features, including the body shape, size, anterior end, posterior spiracles, and pattern of spines on the body. Read More

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June 2017
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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

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June 2017
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Epidemiological profile of cutaneous larva migrans in travelers returning to France between 2003 and 2015.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Nov - Dec;20:61-64. 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

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May 2018
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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

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September 2017
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Beyond the raccoon roundworm: The natural history of non-raccoon 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 , a genus of ascaridoid nematodes, occur worldwide and 6 of them occur in the New World. Most of the 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

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August 2017
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Cutaneous larva migrans: a case in Bordeaux, France and a systematic review of locally acquired cases in Europe.

Eur J Dermatol 2017 08;27(4):426-429

Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Saint-André, 1 Rue Jean Burguet, 33 000 Bordeaux, France.

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August 2017
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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

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August 2016
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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

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April 2017
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The impact of global climate change on the spread of parasitic nematodes

Authors:
Anna Okulewicz

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

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July 2017
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