Epidemiologic approach to human toxocariasis in western France

  title={Epidemiologic approach to human toxocariasis in western France},
  author={Brigitte Gueglio and Ludovic de Gentile and Jean Nguyen and J L Achard and Dominique Chabasse and Michel Marjolet},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Toxocara canis is a common parasite in puppies. The danger to human health has not been properly established. We estimated the current incidence of this pathogen in two western districts of France, Loire-Atlantique and Maine et Loire. Blood samples from 1836 eosino-philic patients were collected and tested by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) excretory-secretoryToxocara antigen test. We obtained positive results in 22% of the cases and highly positive results in 7%. The ELISA data… CONTINUE READING


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