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Clinical Patho-Parasitology of Extra-Gastrointestinal Anisakiasis

  • H. Yoshimura

Abstract

Previous investigations have demonstrated that Anisakis larva orally administered to experimental animals can easily penetrate through the gastrointestinal tract and reach the abdominal cavity a few days after ingestion of the larva [1-4]. Since the first case of extra-gastrointestinal anisakiasis was reported in Holland [5], 16 other cases have been documented in other countries, though the majority were from Japan [6-15] (Table 1). The locations of Anisakis larvae in the tissues were abdominal cavity (3), large omentum or mesentery (6), subcutaneous tissues (4), pleural cavity (1) and others (3). All except three cases, harbored a larva in the involved tissues, and five patients were examined pathoparasitologic ally by means of immunodiagnoses (Table 1).

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Abdominal Cavity Bluefin Tuna Intestinal Perforation Latex Agglutination Radioallergosorbent Test 
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