Toxocariasis causing eosinophilic ascites

Andrea T. Cruz, Gianni Y. Franklin, Sheldon Kaplan

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Eosinophilic ascites in the absence of gastroenteritis is uncommon in children. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with eosinophilic ascites caused by Toxocara, only the second reported case in the literature. The patient had complete symptom resolution after albendazole therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-564
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Eosinophilic ascites
  • Toxocara
  • Visceral larval migrans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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