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anisakiasis

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noun an·i·sa·ki·a·sis \ˌan-ə-sə-ˈkī-ə-sis\

Medical Definition of anisakiasis

  1. :  intestinal infection caused by the larvae of a nematode (family Anisakidae and especially Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens) and usually contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish <Eating fish that is raw, undercooked, or lightly pickled can result in anisakiasis, an infection that is most common in Japan … but becoming more frequent in the United States …—The Alameda (California) Times-Star, 30 Sept. 2002> The symptoms of anisakiasis include severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.




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