Toxocariasis presenting as eosinophilic ascites in a post-partum female

Malini Guha, Sunit P. Jariwala, Nana Jinjolova, Nicole Mazer, Elizabeth Revere, Paul F. Riska, Elina Jerschow

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Abstract

Toxocariasis remains a problem throughout the world, and the overall prevalence is estimated to be 2.8 % within the United States. The clinical spectrum of toxocariasis in humans varies from asymptomatic infection to severe organ injury, and is determined by parasitic load, sites of larval migration from the gut, and the host’s inflammatory response. We present a case of eosinophilic ascites with diarrhea in a post-partum woman attributed to toxocariasis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of toxocara infection presenting in the post-partum period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parasitic Diseases
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 2015

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Keywords

  • Eosinophilia
  • Post-partum
  • Toxocara

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  • Parasitology

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Toxocariasis presenting as eosinophilic ascites in a post-partum female. / Guha, Malini; Jariwala, Sunit P.; Jinjolova, Nana; Mazer, Nicole; Revere, Elizabeth; Riska, Paul F.; Jerschow, Elina.

In: Journal of Parasitic Diseases, Vol. 39, No. 2, 05.06.2015, p. 284-286.

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Guha, Malini ; Jariwala, Sunit P. ; Jinjolova, Nana ; Mazer, Nicole ; Revere, Elizabeth ; Riska, Paul F. ; Jerschow, Elina. / Toxocariasis presenting as eosinophilic ascites in a post-partum female. In: Journal of Parasitic Diseases. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 284-286.
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