Human toxocariasis

Guangxu Ma, Celia V. Holland, Tao Wang, Andreas Hofmann, Chia Kwung Fan, Rick M. Maizels, Peter J. Hotez, Robin B. Gasser

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摘要

Parasitic nematodes of the genus Toxocara are socioeconomically important zoonotic pathogens. These parasites are usually directly transmitted to the human host via the faecal-oral route and can cause toxocariasis and associated complications, including allergic and neurological disorders. Although tens of millions of people are estimated to be exposed to or infected with Toxocara spp, global epidemiological information on the relationship between seropositivity and toxocariasis is limited. Recent findings suggest that the effect of toxocariasis on human health is increasing in some countries. Here we review the salient background on Toxocara and biology, summarise key aspects of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of toxocariasis, describe what is known about its geographic distribution and prevalence, and make some recommendations for future research towards the prevention and control of this important disease.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)e14-e24
期刊The Lancet Infectious Diseases
18
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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    Ma, G., Holland, C. V., Wang, T., Hofmann, A., Fan, C. K., Maizels, R. M., Hotez, P. J., & Gasser, R. B. (2018). Human toxocariasis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18(1), e14-e24. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30331-6