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2006 Series : January 31, 2006

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Photo courtesy of: Patrick Ma, M.D.
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A 7-year-old boy presents with decreased vision in the left eye over the past few weeks. On examination you see a posterior pole granuloma, and a dense vitritis in the left eye and a normal fundus examination of the right eye.  He was recently given a puppy and plays frequently with the dog outside.  You suspect Toxocariasis.  

Which diagnostic tests should you first order and perform?   

a. ELISA for T. canis and eosinophil count
b. chest X-ray and urine analysis
c. blood and sputum cultures
d.  diagnostic vitrectomy

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