Infectious Disease Compendium

Toxocara

Microbiology

A helminth, but one not to be worn on the head. Toxocara canis from dogs; Toxocara cati from cats.

Epidemiologic Risks

Stepping in cat poo or dog poo and feeling it squish between your toes; I hate dogs and cats. Eating food covered with the same

And eating raw ostrich liver (PubMed).

Syndromes

Visceral larva migrans: the worm taking a walk through your peritoneum.

Occasionally eosinophilic meningitis and other CNS infections (Pubmed).

Treatment

Time.

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