Anisakiasis

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Anisakiasis

Anisakiasis is a disease caused by an infection of anisakid worms that invade the walls of the stomach or gastrointestinal tract of humans. Transmission occurs when an individual ingests raw or undercooked fish or squid that contains anisakid worm larvae. Symptoms include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in stool, and mild fever. Affected individuals may also develop severe allergic reactions, including hives, swelling around the face, itching, and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Infection may resolve without treatment but antiparasitic medications or surgery may be required.

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The terms "Anisakiasis" returned 60 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Invasive anisakiasis by the parasite Anisakis pegreffii (Nematoda: Anisakidae): diagnosis by real-time PCR hydrolysis probe system and immunoblotting assay.
 

Author(s): Simonetta Mattiucci, Michela Paoletti, Alessandra Colantoni, Antonella Carbone, Raffaele Gaeta, Agnese Proietti, Stefano Frattaroli, Paolo Fazii, Fabrizio Bruschi, Giuseppe Nascetti

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Anisakiasis is a fish-borne zoonosis caused by Anisakis spp. larvae. One challenging issue in the diagnosis of anisakiasis is the molecular detection of the etiological agent even at very low quantity, such as in gastric or intestinal biopsy and granulomas. Aims of this study were: ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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IgE sensitization to Anisakis pegreffii in Italy: Comparison of two methods for the diagnosis of allergic anisakiasis.
 

Author(s): S Mattiucci, A Colantoni, B Crisafi, F Mori-Ubaldini, L Caponi, P Fazii, G Nascetti, F Bruschi

Journal: Parasite Immunol.. 2017 Jul;39(7):.

 

IgE sensitization to Anisakis pegreffii in Italian subjects suffering from gastro-allergic anisakiasis (GAA) (N=5), or showing chronic urticaria (CU+) after fish consumption (N=100), was investigated. A control group (N=5) was also included. IgE response was analysed by immunoblotting ...

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Anisakiasis and intestinal endometriosis: under-recognized conditions in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen.
 

Author(s): Carlos Sánchez Justicia, Lucia Granero Peiró, Jorge Ali Arabe Paredes

Journal: Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2017 Jan;109(1):81-82.

 

Anisakiasis and endometriosis is rare cause of intestinal obstruction and even perforation, the latter being extremely rare. We report the case of a patient with intestinal obstruction that progress to perforation and whose differential diagnosis is complex. The interest in this clinical ...

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The terms "Anisakiasis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Common Symptoms from an Uncommon Infection: Gastrointestinal Anisakiasis.
 

Author(s): Yuto Shimamura, Niroshan Muwanwella, Sujievvan Chandran, Gabor Kandel, Norman Marcon

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 ;2016():5176502.

 

Clinicians can be forgiven for thinking of anisakiasis as a rare condition low in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain. Gastrointestinal anisakiasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by consumption of raw or undercooked seafood infected with nematodes of the genus . Even ...

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Colonic intussusception caused by anisakiasis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nobukazu Yorimitsu, Atsushi Hiraoka, Hiroki Utsunomiya, Yusuke Imai, Haruka Tatsukawa, Nayu Tazuya, Hiroka Yamago, Yukou Shimizu, Satoshi Hidaka, Tetsuya Tanihira, Aki Hasebe, Yasunao Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Ninomiya, Masanori Abe, Yoichi Hiasa, Bunzo Matsuura, Morikazu Onji, Kojiro Michitaka

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(2):223-6.

 

A 67-year-old woman presented with periumbilical pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography findings indicated intussusception of the ascending colon without ischemia or necrosis, and we performed successful colonoscopy to treat the condition. Furthermore, an edematous area caused ...

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Intestinal anisakiasis can cause intussusception in adults: an extremely rare condition.
 

Author(s): Tomofumi Miura, Akira Iwaya, Takao Shimizu, Junpei Tsuchiya, Junichiro Nakamura, Satoshi Yamada, Tsutomu Miura, Masahiko Yanagi, Hiroyuki Usuda, Iwao Emura, Toru Takahashi

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2010 Apr;16(14):1804-7.

 

We report an extremely rare case of adult intussusception caused by anisakiasis. A 41-year-old man was admitted into our hospital for right lower abdominal colicky pain. Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed the presence of intussusception. As pneumo-dynamic resolution ...

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