Neurotoxocariais: A Rare or Neglected Disease?Alessandra Nicoletti*
Department G.F. Ingrassia, Section of Neurosciences, University of Catania, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alessandra Nicoletti
Department G.F. Ingrassia, Section of Neurosciences
University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 7895123, Catania, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 22, 2016; Accepted date: December 12, 2016; Published date: December 14, 2016
Citation: Nicoletti A (2016) Neurotoxocariais: A Rare or Neglected Disease?. J Neuroinfect Dis 7:234. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000234
Copyright: © 2016 Nicoletti A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Human toxocariasis is due to the larval stages of the Ascarids Toxocara canis (T. canis ) and probably Toxocara catis , common roundworm of dogs and cats respectively. Among the helminthiasis, toxocariasis is one of the most prevalent worldwide, especially in settings where man-soil-dog relationship is particularly close. Even if it tends to be more prevalent in tropical settings, seroprevalence in western countries ranges from 2.4% to 31.0%.