Case report: Anisakiasis causing acute dysentery in Malaysia

Amir, A. and Ngui, Romano and Wan Ismail, W.H. and Wong, Kum Thong and Ong, J.S.K. and Lim, Yvonne Ai Lian and Lau, Yee Ling and Mahmud, Rohela (2016) Case report: Anisakiasis causing acute dysentery in Malaysia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 (2). pp. 410-412. ISSN 0002-9637, DOI

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Human anisakiasis is a zoonosis acquired by eating raw or undercooked infected seafood. Herein, we report a case of acute dysentery caused by anisakiasis in a 64-year-old man in Malaysia. A colonoscopy was performed and a nematode larva was found penetrating the mucosa of the ascending colon. Bleeding was observed at the site of penetration. Y-shaped lateral epidermal cords were seen from the cross section of the worm, which is a prominent feature of Anisakis larva. Molecular analysis using polymerase chain reaction of cytochrome oxidase 2 (cox2) gene confirmed the specimen to be larva of Anisakis simplex.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia: University of Malaya High Impact Research Grant (UM.C/HIR/MOHE/MED/16)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Anisakiasis; Anisakis; Colon; Colonoscopy; Dysentery; Humans; Larva; Malaysia; Male; Middle Aged; Seafood
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 04:44

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