Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0036-4665
CHIEFFI, Pedro Paulo; SANTOS, Sérgio Vieira dos; QUEIROZ, Maisa Leite de e LESCANO, Susana A. Zevallos. Human toxocariasis: contribution by Brazilian researchers. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2009, vol.51, n.6, pp. 301-308. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652009000600001.
In the present paper the main aspects of the natural history of human infection by Toxocara larvae that occasionally result in the occurrence of visceral and/or ocular larva migrans syndrome were reviewed. The contribution by Brazilian researchers was emphasized, especially the staff of the Tropical Medicine Institute of São Paulo (IMT).
Palavras-chave : Toxocara; Toxocara canis; Visceral and ocular larva migrans.