Seroprevalence of Toxocara spp. infection in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Chia Mei Chou, Chia Kwung Fan

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型章節

6 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Human toxocariasis is a worldwide neglected zoonotic parasitic disease and caused mainly by Toxocara canis, and to a lesser event, by T. cati. There are only 16 epidemiological studies and 5 clinical toxocariasis case reports in 11 Southeast Asia countries and Taiwan (SEAT) that were found by searching data from PubMed in the period from January 1992 to August 2019. The overall seroprevalence in SEAT varied from 3.9% to 84.6% chiefly detected by using T. canis larval excretory-secretory antigen (TcES)-based ELISA. Playing with dogs or contacting Toxocara eggs from the contaminated soil or vegetables or eating raw meats/viscera containing encapsulated larvae seem likely the major risk factors leading to human toxocariasis in SEAT. Nevertheless, undertaking comprehensive seroepidemiological studies to establish the baseline data and beware of clinical toxocariasis cases by physicians as well as establishing adequate serodiagnostic methods in detection of Toxocara infection, e.g., TcES-based immunoblotting method in helminth endemic SEA are strongly required.
主出版物標題Advances in Parasitology
編輯Dwight D. Bowman
發行者Academic Press Inc.
出版狀態已發佈 - 2020


名字Advances in Parasitology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 寄生物學


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