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.

Toxocara

(tok'sō-ka'ră),
A genus of ascarid nematodes, chiefly found in carnivores, which causes toxocariasis.
[G. toxon, bow, + kara, head]

Toxocara

/Tox·o·ca·ra/ (tok″so-kar´ah) a genus of nematode parasites found in the dog (T. ca´nis) and cat (T. ca´ti); both species are sometimes found in humans.

Toxocara

[tok′səker′ə]
a genus of ascarid nematodes. T. canis affects mainly dogs. T. mystax affects cats but may also infect humans, particularly children, causing intestinal and respiratory symptoms and damage to the spleen and liver. See also toxocariasis.

Toxocara

a genus of nematode parasites in the family Ascarididae.

Toxocara canis
the adults are found in the small intestine of the dog and fox; infection is via oral, transmammary and transplacental routes; the larvae migrate through tissues, including to the fetus where they establish a prenatal infection, eventually passing through the lungs and then to the alimentary tract. In hosts other than the dog and fox migration in abnormal tissues occurs and the life cycle is not completed. Is the cause of ocular and visceral larva migrans in humans.
Toxocara cati
the adults are found in the small intestine of domestic and wild cats. Larvae pursue a migratory course through tissues but intrauterine infection of the fetus does not occur.
Toxocara pteropodis
found in flying fox bats.
Toxocara vitulorum
occurs in the small intestine of cattle, buffalo and in sheep and goats. Calves are infected via the milk of the dam.