Severe Chest Pain due to Gastric Anisakiasis

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We treated two cases of gastric anisakiasis presenting with severe chest pain. In both cases, there was a history of prior ingestion of raw saltwater fish. After endoscopic removal of larvae, the chest pain disappeared and never recurred. Other diseases causing chest pain were ruled out by symptoms, signs, blood tests, electrocardiography, chest radiograph, and ultrasonic examination of the heart and abdomen. Thus the chest pain was considered to be caused by gastric anisakiasis. Gastric anisakiasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute chest pain.<br> (Internal Medicine 36: 28-30, 1997)


  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 36(1), 28-30, 1997-01-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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