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Hookworms of dogs and cats as agents of cutaneous larva migrans.
Trends Parasitol. 2010 Apr; 26(4):162-7.TP

Abstract

Dogs and cats are hosts to hookworms that may cause zoonotic disease, most notably, cutaneous larva migrans. Ancylostoma braziliense is most often implicated in dermatological lesions, and Ancylostoma caninum has been associated with eosinophilic enteritis and suggested as a possible cause of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis in humans. Other manifestations include eosinophilic pneumonitis, localized myositis, folliculitis, erythema multiforme, or ophthalmological manifestations. Ancylostoma eggs are morphologically indistinguishable, which complicates epidemiological studies. Surveys of dermatologists, gastroenterologists, and ophthalmologists would help to define the incidence of these zoonotic infections. Improved diagnostic tests are needed to identify the causative species involved and understand the epidemiology of hookworm disease. This review describes the discovery of the disease, the biology of the agents, and how that biology may impact disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Campus Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20189454

Citation

Bowman, Dwight D., et al. "Hookworms of Dogs and Cats as Agents of Cutaneous Larva Migrans." Trends in Parasitology, vol. 26, no. 4, 2010, pp. 162-7.
Bowman DD, Montgomery SP, Zajac AM, et al. Hookworms of dogs and cats as agents of cutaneous larva migrans. Trends Parasitol. 2010;26(4):162-7.
Bowman, D. D., Montgomery, S. P., Zajac, A. M., Eberhard, M. L., & Kazacos, K. R. (2010). Hookworms of dogs and cats as agents of cutaneous larva migrans. Trends in Parasitology, 26(4), 162-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2010.01.005
Bowman DD, et al. Hookworms of Dogs and Cats as Agents of Cutaneous Larva Migrans. Trends Parasitol. 2010;26(4):162-7. PubMed PMID: 20189454.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hookworms of dogs and cats as agents of cutaneous larva migrans. AU - Bowman,Dwight D, AU - Montgomery,Susan P, AU - Zajac,Anne M, AU - Eberhard,Mark L, AU - Kazacos,Kevin R, Y1 - 2010/02/25/ PY - 2009/07/19/received PY - 2010/01/04/revised PY - 2010/01/22/accepted PY - 2010/3/2/entrez PY - 2010/3/2/pubmed PY - 2010/6/9/medline SP - 162 EP - 7 JF - Trends in parasitology JO - Trends Parasitol VL - 26 IS - 4 N2 - Dogs and cats are hosts to hookworms that may cause zoonotic disease, most notably, cutaneous larva migrans. Ancylostoma braziliense is most often implicated in dermatological lesions, and Ancylostoma caninum has been associated with eosinophilic enteritis and suggested as a possible cause of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis in humans. Other manifestations include eosinophilic pneumonitis, localized myositis, folliculitis, erythema multiforme, or ophthalmological manifestations. Ancylostoma eggs are morphologically indistinguishable, which complicates epidemiological studies. Surveys of dermatologists, gastroenterologists, and ophthalmologists would help to define the incidence of these zoonotic infections. Improved diagnostic tests are needed to identify the causative species involved and understand the epidemiology of hookworm disease. This review describes the discovery of the disease, the biology of the agents, and how that biology may impact disease. SN - 1471-5007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20189454/Hookworms_of_dogs_and_cats_as_agents_of_cutaneous_larva_migrans_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1471-4922(10)00017-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -