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First record of human trichinosis in Chile associated with consumption of wild boar (Sus scrofa).
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PMID:  15867957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first South American case of human trichinosis, resulting from the consumption of roast wild boar (Sus scrofa) is reported in Chile. The patient presented fever, diarrhea, myalgias, facial edema, sub-conjunctival reddening, photophobia, eosinophilia, and elevated glutamic oxalacetic transaminase. The diagnosis was confirmed by two immunoenzymatic tests (ELISA) using somatic and excretion-secretion antigens.
Enrique García; Lidia Mora; Patricio Torres; Maria Isabel Jercic; Rubén Mercado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-04-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0074-0276     ISO Abbreviation:  Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-03     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502619     Medline TA:  Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia, Chile.
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MeSH Terms
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Meat / parasitology*
Sus scrofa*
Trichinella spiralis / isolation & purification*
Trichinellosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  transmission

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