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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 1, 2005, pp. 17-18
Bioline Code: oc05003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 1, 2005, pp. 17-18

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - First record of human trichinosis in Chile associated with consumption of wild boar (Sus scrofa)
Enrique García; Lidia Mora; Patricio Torres; Maria Isabel Jercic & Rubén Mercado

Abstract

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.

Keywords
human trichinosis - wild boar - Sus scrofa - Chile

 
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