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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181719bd1
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POSSIBLE INTRAFAMILIAL TRANSMISSION OF TOXOCARA CAUSING EOSINOPHILIC MENINGITIS IN AN INFANT

Keller, Merle MD; Pavia, Andrew T. MD; Byington, Carrie L. MD

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Abstract

Human toxocariasis can result from the inadvertent ingestion of embryonated eggs of Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati from environmental sources such as dirt, sand, or foods carrying contaminated soil. We report a case in an infant resulting in eosinophilic meningitis and prolonged fever. The case illustrates probable intrafamilial transmission, a mode of transmission that has not been previously documented.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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