Ocular toxocariasis in a child: A case report from Kashmir, north India

B. Fomda, Z. Ahmad, N. Khan, S. Tanveer, S. Wani

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Toxocariasis is an important zoonotic disease caused by the second stage larva of Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati. The typical clinical syndromes of toxocariasis in humans are visceral and ocular toxocariasis. Ocular toxocariasis may presents as peripheral inflammatory mass, posterior pole granuloma and endophthalmitis. We report a serologically confirmed case of ocular toxocariasis in 12-year-old female. The diagnosis was confirmed by detection of anti- Toxocara antibodies in aqueous and vitreous sample by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We suggest that ophthalmologist in this region should include ocular toxocariasis in differential diagnosis particularly in children and young adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnosis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Ocular toxocariasis


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