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Possible intrafamilial transmission of Toxocara causing eosinophilic meningitis in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18664926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human toxocariasis can result from the inadvertent ingestion of embryonated eggs of Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati from environmental sources such as dirt, sand, or foods carrying contaminated soil. We report a case in an infant resulting in eosinophilic meningitis and prolonged fever. The case illustrates probable intrafamilial transmission, a mode of transmission that has not been previously documented.
Merle Keller; Andrew T Pavia; Carrie L Byington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-10-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  849-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Helminth / blood
Eosinophils / immunology*
Family Health*
Meningitis / parasitology*,  pathology*
Toxocara / isolation & purification*
Toxocariasis / complications,  parasitology*,  transmission*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Helminth

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