Hossack et al described treatment for a patient with toxocariasis.
A case that is mild or asymptomatic may not require medical therapy.
A moderate to severe case can be treated with albendazole at a dose of 400 mg po bid for 5 days.
Mebendazole can serve as a second-line treatment option at a dose of 100-200 mg po bid for 5 days.
Corticosteroids can be helpful in a case with very severe allergic symptoms but this is often unnecessary as allergic reactions will decline after albendazole therapy.
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, clinical, Gastroenterology