toxocara


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toxocara

(ˌtɒksəˈkɑːrə)
n
(Veterinary Science) a parasitic worm infesting the intestines of cats and dogs
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He and his colleagues undertook a study called Quantifying sources of environmental contamination with Toxocara species, which was published in Veterinary Parasitology.
It is caused by a parasite, known as Toxocara Canis, also commonly referred to as roundworm.
Toxocara infection is a zoonotic disease caused by Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati nematodes.
According to laboratory findings, hemogram, peripheral smear, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and other biochemical tests were normal, C-reactive protein was negative, serologic analyses were normal, toxocara immunoglobulin (Ig) M and toxoplasma IgM-IgG were negative.
Toxocariasis is a human infection caused by larvae (immature worms) of either Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati.
The serum toxocara, toxoplasma, brucella, syphilis, hepatitis markers, and human immunodeficiency virus serology were all negative.
Toxocara cati is the most common feline roundworm, or ascarid, found in cats, affecting more than 25 percent of all cats.