First report of human anisakidosis in Australia

Shokoofeh Shamsi, A. Butcher

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We present the first human case of anisakidosis acquired from eating locally caught fish in Australia. A 41-year-old woman experienced gastrointestinal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea of increasing severity over 3 weeks. All symptoms resolved spontaneously after a worm was passed in her faeces. Microscopic examination showed that it was a Contracaecum species larva of the family Anisakidae. Anisakidosis should be considered in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms who have recently eaten seafood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-200
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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