Short report: gnathostomiasis in Mexico.

K Ogata Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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Y Nawa Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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H Akahane Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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S P Diaz Camacho Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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R Lamothe-Argumedo Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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A Cruz-Reyes Department of Dermatology, Miyazaki Medical College, Kiyotake, Japan.

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Gnathostomiasis is an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis that is endemic mainly in Asian countries where some people prefer to eat raw freshwater fish. In North America, the first recorded case of gnathostomiasis was in Mexico in 1970, and the numbers of gnathostomiasis patients in Mexico seems to be increasing dramatically with time. However, the epidemiology of this disease in Mexico has never been described in detail. Here we review the current status of gnathostomiasis in Mexico.

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