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toxocara infection in humans

du_grad at yahoo.com du_grad at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 30 15:34:45 EST 2005

I am not sure that cat roundworms will infect humans. You can ask him
to order an O&P examination. Skin rashes, vomiting, and fever can be
associated with numerous other human pathologies. Perhaps you need to
just see the doctor and give him a history. I have performed literally
hundreds of O&P exams over the years and have yet to see a cat
roundworm infection in human feces.

What was your exposure? I have two 15 year old cats and have been
changing their box for years. Were you cleaning out a nasty place with
a lot of cat feces?

If you can't get any good answers from your family doc, you can pursue
through an infectious disease doc, but I think it's WAY too early for
that. Go see your doctor and go from there. Make sure you give a good

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
Microbiology 30 years

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