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Parasites in raw and undercooked fish can be cause of abdominal pain, doctors warn

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 15 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2335
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Asking patients with idiopathic abdominal pain whether they have recently eaten sushi may help establish a diagnosis, doctors have advised, after finding that such a patient had been infected with a parasite found in raw and undercooked fish.

Eating raw or undercooked fish or seafood is increasingly popular in Western countries, said …

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