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Toxocara and asthma
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26 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Elena Pinelli, Irma Van Die, Jan Dormans, C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor)
The incidence of allergic diseases is increasing worldwide and although it is not clear how, several explanations, including exposure to infections, have been proposed (reviewed in Bresciani et al., …
Management and treatment options for human toxocariasis
26 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor), Jean-Francois Magnaval, Larry Glickman
Introduction: Human toxocariasis is a zoonosis caused by infective larvae of Toxocara canis (Beaver, 1956) or Toxocara cati (Nagakura et al., 1990). These ascarids are commonly found in the tissues …