Journal Article

Acute Small-Bowel Obstruction From Intestinal Anisakiasis After the Ingestion of Raw Clams; Documenting a New Method of Marine-to-Human Parasitic Transmission

Ehyal Shweiki, David W. Rittenhouse, Joana E. Ochoa, Viren P. Punja, Muhammad H. Zubair and Jeffrey P. Baliff

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 1, issue 2
Published online September 2014 | e-ISSN: 2328-8957 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofu087

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Enteric anisakiasis is a known parasitic infection. To date, human infection has been reported as resulting from the inadvertent ingestion of the anisakis larvae when eating raw/undercooked fish, squid, or eel. We present a first reported case of intestinal obstruction caused by anisakiasis, after the ingestion of raw clams.

Keywords: anisakiasis; small-bowel obstruction; clams

Journal Article.  2493 words.  Illustrated.

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