Pathology of Intestinal Anisakiasis

  • Y. Kikuchi
  • H. Ishikura
  • K. Kikuchi


Anisakiasis (AN) is classified as gastric, intestinal and extra-gastrointestinal, which all share common features. The major pathological change in anisakiasis is an eosinophilic cell infiltration, a chemotactic effect and immunological reaction caused by the Anisakis larval antigens. However, there are some clinical differences among these types depending on the affected organ.


Primary Infection Intestinal Wall Submucosal Layer Fibrin Clot Foreign Body Giant Cell 
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  • Y. Kikuchi
  • H. Ishikura
  • K. Kikuchi

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