Toxocariasis as a possible cause of allergic diseases in children.

  title={Toxocariasis as a possible cause of allergic diseases in children.},
  author={Nihad M. Oteifa and Manal A Moustafa and B M Elgozamy},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  volume={28 2},
Allergic diseases are common in young children yet the cause of allergy remains unknown in most of them. The association of Toxocara infection with two common allergic diseases in children was investigated. Sera from 60 children (average age 4-6y) suffering from idiopathic bronchial asthma or chronic urticaria were tested for toxocariasis using ELISA test and compared to 30 apparently healthy age matched children . Seropositive children were investigated for evidence of sensitization by… CONTINUE READING

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