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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634

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TERRONES-CAMPOS, Cynthia et al. Atypic toxocariasis: a case report from the Peruvian north coast. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.1, pp. 138-141. ISSN 1726-4634.

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.

Palabras llave : Toxocariasis; Toxocara canis; Eosinophilia.

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