Eustrongylidiasis — A Parasitic Infection Acquired by Eating Sushi

Murray Wittner, James W. Turner, Germaine Jacquette, Lawrence R. Ash, Miklos P. Salgo, Herbert B. Tanowitz

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Abstract

IN recent years raw fish has come to be seen as a delicacy in the United States. It is now served in numerous restaurants across the country. This has served to increase the risk of a variety of diseases associated with its ingestion. We describe an unusual infection of a college student with a species of eustrongylides, a nematode parasite of fish-eating birds, that was most likely acquired by eating raw fish, an ingredient of sushi and sashimi. Case Report A 24-year-old man was admitted to Booth Memorial Hospital in New York City, with a 10-hour history of pain in.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume320
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 1989

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Wittner, M., Turner, J. W., Jacquette, G., Ash, L. R., Salgo, M. P., & Tanowitz, H. B. (1989). Eustrongylidiasis — A Parasitic Infection Acquired by Eating Sushi. New England Journal of Medicine, 320(17), 1124-1126. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198904273201706