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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 411-412

Ocular toxocariasis in a child: A case report from Kashmir, north India

1 Department of Microbiology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar - 190 011, India
2 PG Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar - 190 006, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Srinagar - 190 010 , Jammu and Kashmir, India

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B A Fomda
Department of Microbiology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar - 190 011
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.37352

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Toxocariasis is an important zoonotic disease caused by the second stage larva of Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati . The typical clinical syndromes of toxocariasis in humans are visceral and ocular toxocariasis. Ocular toxocariasis may presents as peripheral inflammatory mass, posterior pole granuloma and endophthalmitis. We report a serologically confirmed case of ocular toxocariasis in 12-year-old female. The diagnosis was confirmed by detection of anti- Toxocara antibodies in aqueous and vitreous sample by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We suggest that ophthalmologist in this region should include ocular toxocariasis in differential diagnosis particularly in children and young adults.


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