Eustrongylidiasis — A Parasitic Infection Acquired by Eating Sushi

Murray Wittner, James W. Turner, Germaine Jacquette, Lawrence R. Ash, Miklos P. Salgo, Herbert B. Tanowitz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

37 Scopus citations


IN recent years raw fish has come to be seen as a delicacy in the United States. It is now served in numerous restaurants across the country. This has served to increase the risk of a variety of diseases associated with its ingestion. We describe an unusual infection of a college student with a species of eustrongylides, a nematode parasite of fish-eating birds, that was most likely acquired by eating raw fish, an ingredient of sushi and sashimi. Case Report A 24-year-old man was admitted to Booth Memorial Hospital in New York City, with a 10-hour history of pain in.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 27 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Eustrongylidiasis — A Parasitic Infection Acquired by Eating Sushi'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this