ClinQuiz: Parasitology - Answer 5B

Feb 01, 2008
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5B) Incorrect. Toxocara canis is an important zoonotic parasite.14 When a child ingests larvated eggs, immature ascarids will migrate in the aberrant host, creating visceral or ocular larva migrans. However, ascarid larvae do not directly penetrate the skin or cause migrating cutaneous lesions in infected individuals.

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