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Most instances of anisakiasis have been reported in Japan, the place a uncooked fish eating regimen is widespread

Sushi lovers are being warned of the hazards of ingesting parasites from uncooked and undercooked fish.

Docs writing in British Medical Journal Case Studies stated sushi’s rising reputation within the West might be linked to an increase in parasitic infections.

Specialists handled a 32-year-old man, in Lisbon, who was discovered to have parasite larvae on his intestine lining.

He had been struggling abdomen ache, vomiting and fever for every week.

A blood check confirmed gentle irritation and the world beneath his ribs was discovered to be tender.

But it surely was solely when the person stated he had not too long ago eaten sushi that medical doctors suspected he might need anisakiasis.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic illness attributable to anisakid nematodes (worms) that may invade the abdomen wall or gut of people.

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The parasite was connected to an space of swollen intestine lining in a 32-year-old man

It happens when contaminated larvae are ingested from undercooked or uncooked fish or squid.

Docs carried out an endoscopy on the person, inserting a protracted tube with a digital camera into the abdomen.

They discovered the larvae of a worm-like parasite firmly connected to an space of swollen and infected intestine lining.

A particular sort of web was used to take away the larvae “and the affected person’s signs resolved instantly”, the group from a central Lisbon hospital stated.

They added that almost all instances of anisakiasis so far had been reported in Japan, however warned: “Nonetheless, it has been more and more recognised in Western international locations.”

Atlantic salmon and sea trout caught at sea or in UK rivers are additionally identified to be liable to being contaminated with similar species of parasite, NHS Decisions says.

The recommendation is to take away the center of the fish, freeze it for at the least 4 days after which prepare dinner completely earlier than consuming.