Volume 99, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We present a case of intussusception with complete small bowel obstruction caused by intestinal anisakidosis requiring surgical resection. A 30-year-old man presented with acute onset of severe abdominal pain 3 days after eating home-cured salmon gravlax. Despite surgery, the patient developed recurrent abdominal pain on two occasions with evidence of continued inflammation proximal to the surgical anastomosis. He was then treated with albendazole and prednisone, and symptoms improved. A decision was made to prophylactically treat two asymptomatic family members who also consumed home-cured gravlax with albendazole, resulting in one individual passing an intact worm in her stool. We suggest that albendazole therapy could be considered as a therapy for continued symptoms of anisakidosis and postexposure prophylaxis of larvae ingestion from a common source.


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  • Received : 16 Jul 2018
  • Accepted : 29 Jul 2018
  • Published online : 17 Sep 2018

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