Toxocara


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Toxocara

 [tok″so-ka´rah]
a genus of nematode parasites found in the dog (T. ca´nis) and cat (T. ca´ti); both species are sometimes found in humans.
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Toxocara

(tok'sō-ka'ră),
A genus of ascarid nematodes, chiefly found in carnivores, which causes toxocariasis.
[G. toxon, bow, + kara, head]
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Toxocara species included the dog roundworm, Toxocara canis, and the cat roundworm, Toxocara cati.
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The top parasite was Toxocara canis, considered of great public health significance because it is the ethiological agent of the most widespread and economically important parasitic zoonoses.
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procyonis-specific immunoglobulin antibodies at CDC; results of Toxocara and Toxoplasma serologies and a stool ova and parasite exam conducted at private laboratories were negative.
It can be caused by Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, which are the natural inhabitants of the intestines of dogs and cats, respectively.