Ocular Toxocariasis Presenting as Leukocoria in a Patient with Low ELISA Titer to Toxocara canis

Steven S. Searl, Kambiz Moazed, Daniel Albert, Leonard C. Marcus

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Abstract

A 4-year-old white female presented with leukocoria of the right eye. White punctate lesions were observed posterior to the retrolental membrane, which suggested retinoblastoma to some examiners. A full history, physical examination, ultrasonography, and CT scan failed to rule the diagnosis of retinoblastoma in or out. A serum ELISA titer was 1:4, which was considered nondiagnostic. Examination of the enucleated eye revealed a midsegment of the second stage larva of Toxocara canis. The strengths and weaknesses of various diagnostic modalities used to differentiate leukocoria caused by retinoblastoma and T canis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1302-1306
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume88
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Toxocariasis
Toxocara canis
Retinoblastoma
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Physical Examination
Larva
Ultrasonography
History
Membranes
Serum

Keywords

  • ELISA test
  • leukocoria
  • retinoblastoma
  • Toxocara canis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Ocular Toxocariasis Presenting as Leukocoria in a Patient with Low ELISA Titer to Toxocara canis. / Searl, Steven S.; Moazed, Kambiz; Albert, Daniel; Marcus, Leonard C.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 88, No. 12, 01.01.1981, p. 1302-1306.

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Searl, Steven S. ; Moazed, Kambiz ; Albert, Daniel ; Marcus, Leonard C. / Ocular Toxocariasis Presenting as Leukocoria in a Patient with Low ELISA Titer to Toxocara canis. In: Ophthalmology. 1981 ; Vol. 88, No. 12. pp. 1302-1306.
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