Toxocara seropositivity, atopy and wheezing in children living in poor neighbourhoods in urban Latin American.

Toxocara canis and T. cati are parasites of dogs and cats, respectively, that infect humans and cause human toxocariasis. Infection may cause asthma-like symptoms but is often asymptomatic and is associated with a marked eosinophilia. Previous epidemiological studies indicate that T. canis infection...

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Main Authors: Lívia Ribeiro Mendonça, Rafael Valente Veiga, Vitor Camilo Cavalcante Dattoli, Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo, Rosemeire Fiaccone, Jackson Santos, Álvaro Augusto Cruz, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Philip John Cooper, Lain Carlos Pontes-de-Carvalho, Maurício Lima Barreto, Neuza Maria Alcantara-Neves
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2012-01-01
Series:PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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