Case Report : Anisakiasis Causing Acute Dysentery in Malaysia

Amirah, Amir and Romano, Ngui and Wan Hafiz, Wan Ismail and Kum, Thong Wong and Jaxinthe S., K. Ong and Yvonne Ai Lian, Lim and Lau, Yee Ling and Rohela, Mahmud (2016) Case Report : Anisakiasis Causing Acute Dysentery in Malaysia. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene., 95 (2). pp. 410-412. ISSN 1476-1645

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anisakis genus, nematode larva, polymerase chain reaction, acute dysentery.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 01:48
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2023 01:48

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