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
2005 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
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. MB 2003. Helminth parasites of the wild boar, Sus scrofa, in Luristan province,
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doi:10.1590/s0074-02762005000100003 pmid:15867957 fatcat:6ejkspob7jahteeipcvrrqf5ku