A helminth (Review). Not to be worn when riding a motorcycle. Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens.
Eating under cooked fish.
A. simplex complex: Japan, the Netherlands, northern Europe, United States, Korea.
Pacific salmon, herring, anchovies, scad, hake, mackerelSushi, sashimi, salted or smoked herring, gravlax, boquerones, Hawaiian lomi-lomi, ceviche.
P. decipiens complex: United States, Canada Japan, Korea, Chile , Atlantic and Pacific cod, Ceviche, Pacific halibut, red snapper, hake.
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis after eating under cooked fish.
4 major clinical syndromes: gastric, intestinal, ectopic (or extra-gastrointestinal), and allergic disease.
Self limited in about two weeks, plucking out the worms endoscopically can (?) hasten healing; occasionally it is chronic.
Maybe albendazole 400–800 mg daily for 6–21 days.
Me? I love sushi.
ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)