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There's A Nasty Side Effect To Eating Sushi And You're Not Going To Like It

There's A Nasty Side Effect To Eating Sushi And You're Not Going To Like It

If you love sushi, or if you were planning to have it as your Friday treat, you might want to reconsider.

Doctors have said that there's been a rise in the amount of people being treated for parasitic infections in the West after sushi started to become massively popular.

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Yup, there's been cases of little worms inside people's bodies. Experts have written in British Medical Journal Case Reports regarding a recent case in Portugal of a man who was suffering from stomach pain, being sick and fever. The 32-year-old's symptoms had been going on for a week, reports Metro.

They did a standard blood test and found that he had mild inflammation, and he complained that the area below his ribs was 'tender'.

Doctors were stumped until he mentioned that he'd recently enjoyed some sushi. At this point, medical professionals began to explore the possibility that he had anisakiasis.

Anisakiasis might not sound entirely familiar. If it does, I feel sorry for you. Basically, it's a genus of parasitic nematodes - or to us un-sciencey types, it's a parasitic disease. And what do parasites translate to? Worms. Little tiny worms.

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The worms attach themselves to the stomach wall or intestines of humans. The infected larvae can get into your system when you ingest undercooked or raw seafood.

The doctors performed an endoscopy, and found the larvae of the parasite attached to an area of swollen and inflamed gut lining. They used a 'net' to remove the larvae and the man's symptoms immediately stopped.

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Don't worry too much, the doctors were keen to emphasise that most cases of anisakiasis have so far been reported in Japan. However: "It has been increasingly recognised in Western countries."

Maybe it's time to stick to veggie sushi?

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]