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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 733-734
Bioline Code: oc98200
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 733-734

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Soil Contamination and Human Infection by Toxocara sp. in the Urban Area of Lima, Peru
Susana A Zevallos Lescano; Pedro Paulo Chieffi; Benedito A Peres; Elisabete O de Mello; César Náquira Velarde; Adan Apaza Salinas & Carmen Estácio Rojas

Abstract

The visceral larva migrans syndrome (VLM) is the result of prolonged migration of helminth larvae into the body of unusual hosts, especially man. Most frequently caused in humans by Toxocara canis, the common ascarid of dogs, VLM mainly affects children, although more than 10% of human cases have been described in adults.

Keywords
visceral larva migrans - toxocariasis - Toxocara canis - Lima - Peru

 
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