Laboratory diagnosis of human toxocariasis.

  title={Laboratory diagnosis of human toxocariasis.},
  author={Judith Fillaux and Jean-François Magnaval},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={193 4},
Toxocariasis is a helminth zoonosis caused by infection with the larvae of Toxocara spp. ascarid worms. Only two species, Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, are recognised as causative agents of human disease. The best choice for serodiagnosis of the generalised forms of toxocariasis, visceral larva migrans (VLM) or covert toxocariasis, relies upon the initial use of TES-ELISA, after which any positive result should subsequently be tested by Western blotting (WB). Covert toxocariasis is mostly a… CONTINUE READING
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