ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 1A

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Sep 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

1) A–Correct.

Although dermatitis is considered a less common sequela of zoonotic toxocariasis than either visceral or ocular larva migrans, infection with Toxocara species has been associated with chronic pruritus and urticaria in people.1 A recent survey determined that almost 14% of people in the United States have antibodies to Toxocara species, indicating a history of exposure.2

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