Cutaneous manifestations of human toxocariasis.

  title={Cutaneous manifestations of human toxocariasis.},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Gavignet and Renaud Piarroux and François Aubin and Laurence Millon and Philippe Humbert},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={59 6},
Human toxocariasis is a parasitic disease characterized by the presence of larvae of the genus Toxocara in human tissues. T canis and T cati, the adult roundworms of which are found in dog and cat intestines, respectively, are the most common causative agents of the disease. Toxocaral larvae usually cause two severe syndromes: visceral larva migrans and ocular larva migrans, depending on the location of the larvae. Two other syndromes, covert toxocariasis and common toxocariasis, which are less… CONTINUE READING


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