Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Multiple Acute Infection by Anisakis: A Case Series
Yuto ShimamuraNaoki IshiiMai EgoKaoru NakanoTakashi IkeyaKenji NakamuraKoichi TakagiKatsuyuki FukudaYoshiyuki Fujita
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2016 Volume 55 Issue 8 Pages 907-910

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The ingestion of raw seafood infected with nematode larvae of the Anisakidae family can lead to gastric anisakiasis. The majority of the infections involve a single larva, however, there have been instances of multiple infection. The incidence rate and the characteristics of multiple infection by Anisakis remain poorly understood. We herein present a case of parasitization by multiple Anisakis larvae and describe 14 cases of multiple parasitization representing the largest reported case series to date. Endoscopists should therefore be aware of the potential for multiple infection by Anisakis and the need for a thorough inspection of all parts of the stomach when encountering such cases.

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