Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A 63-year-old, white, animal caretaker suffered intermittent abdominal pain and diarrhea of 3 weeks duration. Hematological findings included leukocytosis (18,600) with eosinophilia (73%). Fecal examination revealed rhabditiform larvae which on culture yielded a preponderance of filariform larvae and a few free-living adults. Thiabendazole therapy resulted in rapid recovery. Epidemiological investigation yielded no history of previous infection or exposure; his wife and pet dog were not infected, but about one-third of the dogs in the colony under his care were found to be discharging rhabditiform larvae in their feces. infection was successfully transmitted to specific pathogen-free pups using filariform larvae derived both from the human case and from the dog colony. Specimens recovered from one pup infected with filariform larvae of human origin were identified as .


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error