Atypic toxocariasis: a case report from the peruvian north coast

Authors

  • Cynthia Terrones-Campos Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano.
  • Teresa Andrade Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano.
  • Arnaldo Lachira Hospital III EsSalud Cayetano Heredia, Piura, Perú. Médico Infectólogo.
  • Omar Valladolid Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano.
  • Claudio F. Lanata Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Perú. Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú. Médico Infectólogo. Médico Epidemiólogo. Magíster en Salud Pública.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.271.1453

Keywords:

Toxocariasis, Toxocara canis, Eosinophilia

Abstract

We present the case of a 4.5 years old boy with atypic toxocariasis, from La Matanza, Morropon, Piura. The patient had non-specific symptoms during 9 days. Suspicion of Toxocariasis was supported by marked eosinophilia in the cell blood count (15% or 1470 cells/µL). Diagnosis was confirmed by laboratory with ELISA serology demonstrating the presence of IgG and IgM anti-Toxocara antibodies. Symptoms receded before the patient received a five-day treatment with albendazol 15mg/kg/day.

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Published

2010-03-31

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Terrones-Campos C, Andrade T, Lachira A, Valladolid O, Lanata CF. Atypic toxocariasis: a case report from the peruvian north coast. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];27(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1453

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