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Cardiac Manifestations of Toxocariasis: A Case Report of Loffler Endocarditis and Literature Review

Abstract : This paper reports a case of toxocariasis with cardiac manifestations. The patient was a 48-year-old man suffering from a Löffler endocarditis with hypereosinophilia. ELISA and Western blot tests confirmed the diagnosis of toxocariasis. The disease was successfully managed by a combination of albendazole and corticosteroids. A few cases of cardiac toxocariasis have been described previously in the literature focusing on this unusual location. Eosinophils may have a key role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Therefore, clinicians should always investigate toxocariasis in case of hypereosinophilia with cardiac involvement.
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Joséphine Dorin, Laura Filippetti, Anne Debourgogne, Damien Voilliot, Olivier Huttin, et al.. Cardiac Manifestations of Toxocariasis: A Case Report of Loffler Endocarditis and Literature Review. Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, 2015, 06 (03), pp.1000226. ⟨10.4172/2155-9597.1000226⟩. ⟨hal-01484282⟩

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