Possible intrafamilial transmission of toxocara causing eosinophilic meningitis in an infant

Merle Keller, Andrew T. Pavia, Carrie L. Byington

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic meningitis
  • Toxocara
  • Toxocariasis
  • Visceral larva migrans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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