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[Anisakidosis of the colon as a cause of acute abdomen].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
5
Pages
403–406
Identifiers
PMID: 9280431
Source
Medline

Abstract

We report a case of acute abdomen caused by the invasion of the ascending colon by larvae of Anisakis simplex in a 57 year-old-woman whose initial symptoms were colic abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. The diagnosis was done by the histological study of the surgical specimen in which two parasites were morphologically identified in the submucosa. Although a causal relationship of the disease with the ingestion of crude fish could not be established initially, there were antecedents of ingestion of anchovy in vinegar (Engraulis encrasicholus) and dyspeptic symptoms for several months.

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