Toxocara

Toxocara is an infection in humans due to the ingestion of larvae of roundworms found in cats or dogs. In some individuals, it does not cause any symptoms, but it can affect tissues and organs in some individuals. Treatment involves taking a five-day course of Albendazole.

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What is cutaneous larva migrans?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like worms moving between my toes and feet with long slim white lines. They have two brown streaks and they bite with skin penetration and my skin turns white. They have penetrated my nostrils also and they have dark purple lines with two dots at the end. It looks like eyes. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms occur due to cutaneous larva migrains. It is a hookworm infection affecting skin caused by Toxocara. It comes from infected cats and dogs. It is best to do some tests to confirm it and start taking treatment according to it. You can do ELISA (enzyme-linked...  Read Full »

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