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SUSHI WARNING

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:57
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SUSHI: Painful Parasite Warning. Anisakiasis is a growing cause of abdominal pain!

A 32-year-old healthy male was admitted to the hospital with severe epigastric pain, vomiting and low-grade fever. On physical examination, he had moderate abdominal tenderness.

Laboratory results showed mild leukocytosis. After a careful interview, he revealed that he recently ate sushi. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed and showed on the gastric body, a filiform parasite firmly attached to an area of the swollen and hyperemic, with its end penetrating the gastric mucosa.

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-218857.full

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