Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1998 Oct;18(5):732-736.

A Case of Human Infection of the Larvae from Pseudoterranova Decipiens

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Sung Ae Hospital.
  • 2Kwang Myoung Hospital, Department of Parasitology.
  • 3Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine.


A case of gastric anisakiasis due to the larva of Pseudoterranova decipiences was con- firmed by a gastroendoscopic examination. A long whitish nematode larva invading the stomach wall (fundus) was discovered and was extracted using biopsy forceps after 3 days to the onset of symptoms. The worm was 42.6 X 1.1 mm size, and was identified as being a the 4th stage larva of P. decipiens, based upon its morphological characteristics, The patient, residing in Seoul, was a 51-year-old housewife, who complained of severe epi- gastric pain and recalled that she had previously eaten the raw flesh of an Astroconger myriaster in a Japanese restaurant (sushi Bar). This study probably emerges as the 7th human case of gastric anisakiasis of pseudoterranoviasis in Korea.


Anisakiasis; Psedoterranova decipiens; Stomach
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