Anisakiasis

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Anisakiasis what are that

Anisakiasis, or herring worm disease, is a parasitic disease caused by nematodes worms that attach to the wall of the esophagus, stomach, or intestine. The best ways to prevent this disease is to avoid eating raw or undercooked fish or squid.

how do you get infected

When humans eat raw or undercooked infected fish or squid

What are the signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of anisakiasis are abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea, blood and mucus in stool, and mild fever. Allergic reactions with rash and itching, and infrequently, anaphylaxis, can also occur.

treatment

The treatment for anisakiasis may require removal of the worm from the body by endoscopy or surgery.