Medical Term:

toxocariasis

Pronunciation: tok′sō-kă-rī′ă-sis

Definition: Infection with nematodes of the genus Toxocara; parenterally migrating larvae, chiefly of Toxocara canis, may cause visceral larva migrans; ocular involvement results in either a solitary granuloma in the retina, peripheral inflammatory masses, or chronic endophthalmitis.

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