Small intestine & ampulla
Infectious disorders

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 12 March 2019

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

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Capillariasis. website. Accessed August 3rd, 2020.
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
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Ovum (left, center) and adult female (right)

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