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Small bowel (small intestine)

Infectious disorders

Capillariasis


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● 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


Life cycle

Diagnosis
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● Worms, eggs, larvae in stool

Case reports
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● 40 year old woman from India with diarrhea (Indian J Med Microbiol 2012;30:236)

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

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