Gastrointestinal Anisakidosis – Watch What You Eat

  • Ahmed M
  • Ayoob F
  • Kesavan M
  • et al.
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Gastrointestinal anisakidosis is an under-reported and often misdiagnosed parasitic infection caused by the larvae of a nematode anisakis. The majority of cases are seen in Japan due to the consumption of raw and undercooked seafood; however, the incidence is likely to rise in the United States given the rising popularity of Japanese cuisine like sashimi or sushi. This unique report highlights the importance of considering anisakiasis in the differential diagnoses for patients with nonspecific abdominal symptoms with a recent history of raw or undercooked fish consumption.




Ahmed, M., Ayoob, F., Kesavan, M., Gumaste, V., & Khalil, A. (2016). Gastrointestinal Anisakidosis – Watch What You Eat. Cureus.

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