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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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CABRERA, Rufino; LUNA-PINEDA, Miguel Angel  and  SUAREZ-OGNIO, Luis. Nuevo caso de infección humana por una larva de Pseudoterranova decipiens (Nematoda, Anisakidae) en el Perú. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2003, vol.23, n.3, pp.217-220. ISSN 1022-5129.

The purpose of this report is to divulge a new case of human anisakidosis in Peru, caused by a larva of the Pseudoterranova decipiens nematode found in a 17 year old female patient from Lima, who had ingested "cebiche" in a restaurant in the city of Ica, in the central coast of Peru. Approximately 4 hours after having ingested the food, the patient reported a feeling of uneasiness, with a nauseous sensation in the epigastric region, which intensified 5 hours later when she vomited. In the vomit content a live nematode was found, which was identified as larva L3 of P. decipiens. This is one of the etiologic agents of anisakidosis.

Keywords : Pseudoterranova decipiens; nematode; zoonosis; Peru.

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