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Revista chilena de infectología

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JOFRE M, Leonor; NEIRA O, Patricia; NOEMI H, Isabel  e  CERVA C, José L. Pseudoterranovosis and sushi. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.3, pp.200-205. ISSN 0716-1018.

A case of accidental ingestión of Pseudoterranova decipiens is reported, on account of this patient we review main concepts related to this emerging pathology in Chile. Consumption of raw fish in different preparations such as sushi or sashimi, cebiche and seafood is becoming more and more popular. Through intermediary hosts used in the preparation, one can acquire the third stage larval of Anisakis simplex or P. decipiens. These parasites frequently cause gastritis, acutely after the consumption of raw fish, or more rarely intestinal involvement. It may also cause allergic symptoms such as urticaria, angioedema and anaphylactic shock. The larvae is eliminated spontaneously in most cases; others need to be removed by upper gastrointestinal endoscopio examination. In Chile, the most common species is P. decipiens, which are generally no invasive, rarely migrate beyond the stomach and cause mild or no symptoms. Prevention strategies include avoid eating raw fish or undercooked seafood containing the parasite, to cook food with high temperatures or to freeze raw fish prior to preparation of meals, which inactivates the larvae

Palavras-chave : Anisakidosis; anisakiosis; pseudoterranovosis; Anisakis simplex; Pseudoterranova decipiens; foodborne parasitic infections; fishborne parasitic infections; zoonoses.

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