Toxocara cati

 

This is cat roundworm nematode forming visceral larva migrans in man. Man is an unnatural host but when it infects man with its larva, it migrates around the body  and then dies and becomes calcified due to the body's immune and phagocytic responses. The worm infestation can be diagnosed by the presence of the worm in a liver granuloma specimen.

 


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Classification

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Protosotomia
Phylum Ecdysozoa
SubPhylum Nematoda
Class Phasmida
Subclass Eucestoda
Order Ascaridata
  Superfamily Ascaroidea
  Family Toxocaridae
  Genus Toxocara
  Species T cati

 

     

 

 

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Portal hypertension
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