Larval migration in oral and parenteral Toxocara pteropodis infections and a comparison with T. canis dispersal in the flying fox, Pteropus poliocephalus.

@article{Prociv1989LarvalMI,
  title={Larval migration in oral and parenteral Toxocara pteropodis infections and a comparison with T. canis dispersal in the flying fox, Pteropus poliocephalus.},
  author={Paul Prociv},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1989},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={891-6}
}
  • Paul Prociv
  • Published 1989 in International journal for parasitology
When eggs of T. pteropodis were fed in large doses to juveniles of a definitive host, Pteropus poliocephalus, larvae hatched throughout the gastrointestinal tract. The majority penetrated the mucosa of the distal half of the intestine, to reach the liver via the portal circulation. A few entered the lymphatics to eventually reach the liver by passing through the lungs and migrating tracheally or continuing in the systemic circulation. Patent infections did not develop. Eggs inoculated… CONTINUE READING