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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 02 August 2012
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC940518

Capillariasis philippinensis: a case of intractable diarrhea.

 Sy FS,
 Elayda M

A case of a 30 yr old male from Nueva Ecija who was admitted to the Philippine General Hospital for intractable diarrhea of six months duration is presented. The presenting signs were borborygine, epigastric pain, recurrent diarrhea, vomiting, muscle wasting and weakness, and edema. Stool examination using the acid-ether concentration technic (AECT) showed ova of Capillaria philippinensis and Trichuris trichiura. Antiox (mebendazole) was started at a dose of one tablet 3x / day. Ten days after the start of Antiox therapy, a repeat AECT revealed negative ova for both Capillaria philippinensis and Trichuris trichiura. The patient was discharged completely asymptomatic
The first proven case of human intestinal capillariasis in 1963 as well as some unique features of capillariasis philippinensis are noted

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