Human toxocariasis

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

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻回顧型文獻同行評審

295 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


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.

頁(從 - 到)e14-e24
期刊The Lancet Infectious Diseases
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 傳染性疾病


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