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What is the definition of Toxocariasis?
Toxocariasis is a parasitic condition caused by the larvae of two species of Toxocara roundworms: Toxocara canis (from dogs) and Toxocara cati (from cats). Many people who are infected with Toxocara never develop any signs or symptoms of the condition. In those who do become sick, symptoms may present as: Ocular Toxocariasis - when the larvae infect the eye and cause vision loss, eye inflammation, and/or damage to the retina. Visceral Toxocariasis - when the larvae infect various organs of the body (i.e. the liver or the central nervous system) and cause fever, fatigue, coughing, wheezing, and/or abdominal pain. Toxocariasis is generally spread through dirt that has been contaminated with animal feces that contain infectious Toxocara eggs. Young children and owners of dogs and cats have a higher chance of becoming infected.
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Research on the Situation of Toxacara Infection and the Effectiveness of Albendazole Treatment Among Pupils Aged 3-15 Years in Ho Chi Minh City
Summary: This study consists 2 phases. The first phase will conduct a cross-sectional study to determine the infection rate of Toxocariasis larvae, describe the clinical and paraclinical characteristics, identify risk factors related to Toxocariasis larva infection. The second phase will conduct an interventional study to evaluate the effectiveness and factors related to the Albendazole treatment on pupils...
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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