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Usefulness of anamnesis and immunological techniques in the diagnosis of anisakidosis in patients with acute abdomen

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Basilio Gomez-Pozo


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Introduction: Anisakis simplex can be a cause of digestive symptoms. Our aim was to evaluate the epidemiological antecedents and immunological data available for a differentiation between patients with anisakidosis and those with other acute abdominal problems. Patients and methods: this is a prospective cohort study involving 134 patients with acute abdominal problems: 52 patients were diagnosed with anisakidosis by means of surgical and pathological findings and/or specific IgE seroconversion against Anisakis simplex (group A), and in 82 patients anisakidosis had been ruled out (group NA: non-anisakidosis). We evaluated the antecedent of raw fish ingestion, the skin prick test, and IgE immunoblotting as diagnostic tools. Results: patients in groups A and NA differ in terms of prior raw fish ingestion (p

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Author(s): del Rey-Moreno A, Valero-Lopez A, Gomez-Pozo B, Mayorga-Mayorga C, Hernandez-Quero J, Garrido-Torres-Puchol ML, Torres-Jaen MJ, Lozano-Maldonado J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas

Year: 2008

Volume: 100

Issue: 3

Pages: 146-152

ISSN (print): 1130-0108

ISSN (electronic): 1130-4588

Publisher: Aran Ediciones