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Thursday, April 7, 2011

ANISAKIASIS (HERRING WORM DISEASE)

Anisarkis marina parasites herrings and other marine animals. Human infections occur in Holland and Japan from the consumption of raw herrings.
An eosinophilic granuloma forms in the intestine and may give rise to colic, fever and intestinal obstruction.
An indirect haemagglutination test has been used for diagnosis.
Surgery may be required.

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