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Seroprevalence of Toxocara infection in school children in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Seroprevalence of Toxocara infection in school children in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 46(6): 327-330

The presence of anti-Toxocara antibodies in the sera of school children of Shiraz, southern Iran, was studied by means of an indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay with excretory/secretory antigen of infective stage larva A total of 519 individuals of both sexes aged 6-13 years were analysed. The total prevalence was 25.6 per cent. A higher rate of infection was observed in urban (30.15%) than rural (20.2%) residents.

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DOI: 10.1093/tropej/46.6.327

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