Ocular toxocariasis presenting as leukocoria in a patient with low ELISA titer to Toxocara canis.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Dec 01 1981

PubMed ID: 7322480

Author(s): Searl SS, Moazed K, Albert DM, Marcus LC. Ocular toxocariasis presenting as leukocoria in a patient with low ELISA titer to Toxocara canis. Ophthalmology. 1981 Dec;88(12):1302-6. PMID 7322480

Journal: Ophthalmology, Volume 88, Issue 12, Dec 1981

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 of 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.