Infectious Disease Compendium

Gnathostoma spinigerum

Microbiology

A helminth.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating raw marine fish, esp in Japan, Thailand and SE Asia. It is also common in Mexico, beware ceviche. And Asian Swamp Eels (PubMed). Mmmmm.

Syndromes

Cutaneous larva migrans and/or eosinophilic meningitis.

Treatment

Albendazole and ivermectin work in animals (PubMed). Humans are animals therefore....I'll let you make the leap, I am not going to suggest it.

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