Volume 95, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



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 larva. Molecular analysis using polymerase chain reaction of cytochrome oxidase 2 () gene confirmed the specimen to be larva of .


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  • Received : 04 Jan 2016
  • Accepted : 23 Mar 2016
  • Published online : 03 Aug 2016

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