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toxocariasis

Line breaks: toxo|car¦ia|sis
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒksəʊkəˈrʌɪəsɪs
 
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Definition of toxocariasis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Infection of a human with the larvae of toxocara worms, causing illness and a risk of blindness from cyst formation in the eye.
Example sentences
  • Posterior uveitis has a range of clinical manifestations and is associated with several conditions, including syphilis, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus infection, toxocariasis and fungal diseases.
  • When the larvae in the intestine make their way through the bloodstream to the eye, it is known as ocular toxocariasis, or ocular larva migrans, which may lead to a permanent loss of vision.
  • And dog mess is not just unpleasant, it is sometimes (when pets are not wormed) a source of toxocariasis, which can lead to blindness in children.

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