Clinical Features of Intestinal Anisakiasis

  • Hajime Ishikura


Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw seafood containing Anisakis larvae. The larvae emerge and separate from the muscle tissue of the fish in the oral cavity, the esophagus, or the stomach, and the disease occurs when they penetrate the wall of the digestive tract. The relationship between Anisakis larvae and the human body is complex and unknown. Larvae which cannot penetrate the stomach wall move into the intestinal cavity, and parasite-host relationship divides them into larvae which penetrate the intestinal wall and larvae which are discharged through the anus. The larvae which penetrate the intestinal wall are further divided into those which either stop in the wall, or those which perforate through.


Intestinal Wall Lower Quadrant Eosinophilic Cell Acute Ileus Fulminant Form 
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