Toxocara canis infection is associated with eosinophilia and total IgE in blood donors from a large Brazilian centre.

@article{Dattoli2011ToxocaraCI,
  title={Toxocara canis infection is associated with eosinophilia and total IgE in blood donors from a large Brazilian centre.},
  author={Vitor Camilo Cavalcante Dattoli and Songeli Menezes Freire and L{\'i}via Ribeiro Mendonça and Paula Costa Santos and Rebecca Meyer and Neuza M. Alcantara-Neves},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={514-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between Toxocara canis infection and total IgE levels and eosinophilia in blood donors from a large Brazilian city. METHODS Two hundred and sixty-eight blood donors from a government blood bank were tested. No helminth infection was diagnosed by parasitological stool examination. Total IgE levels and T. canis infection status were determined by ELISA. Eosinophil levels were determined using an automatic blood cell counter. RESULTS Toxocara canis IgG… CONTINUE READING

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