An outbreak of gnathostomiasis among Korean emigrants in Myanmar.

  title={An outbreak of gnathostomiasis among Korean emigrants in Myanmar.},
  author={Jong-Yil Chai and Eun-Taek Han and Eun-Hee Shin and Jae-hwan Park and Jong-Phil Chu and Masaki Hirota and Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama and Yukifumi Nawa},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={69 1},
Thirty-eight (designated as cases) of 60 Korean emigrants who consumed raw fresh water fish in Yangon, Myanmar developed migratory swellings and creeping eruptions on the back, abdomen, flank, and other cutaneous areas 1-10 weeks later. The symptoms included itching, nodule formation, fatigue, urticaria, fever, pain on the skin, and erythematous plaques. Skin biopsies of two cases revealed no parasites. However, the mean +/- SD peripheral blood eosinophilia among the cases was 6.3 +/- 6.5% (n… CONTINUE READING


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