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Related to toxocariasis: toxoplasmosis
A disease caused by a parasitic nematode of the genus Toxocara, transmitted to humans by ingestion of a substance, such as soil, that has been contaminated by dog or cat feces and typically affecting either the eye or the internal organs. The ocular form of the disease can lead to permanent loss of vision.
(Medicine) the infection of humans with the larvae of a genus of roundworms, Toxocara, of dogs and cats. It can cause swelling of the liver and, sometimes, damage to the eyes
The infestation of humans by the worm toxocara canis, which lives in the intestines of dogs. It can infect and destroy the retina.