Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Capillariasis small bowel free full text[sb]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Capillariasis. website. Accessed March 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Infection by nematode Capillaria philippinensis
  • Described in Philippines, Thailand, Iran, Korea, Egypt
  • May cause protein losing enteropathy; worms infest jejunum and upper ileum
  • Resembles trichuriasis
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Life cycle

  • Worms, eggs, larvae in stool
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Ovum (left, center) and adult female (right)