A case of intestinal capillariasis in the Republic of Korea.

  title={A case of intestinal capillariasis in the Republic of Korea.},
  author={S. H. Lee and Sung Tae Hong and Jong Yil Chai and Woo Ho Kim and Young Tak Kim and In Sung Song and Seok Won Kim and Buyng Ihn Choi and John H. Cross},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={48 4},
In 1991, we observed a Korean man infected by Capillaria philippinensis who had no history of traveling in known endemic areas. He had year-long diarrhea with severe loss of body weight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and eating raw meat of game animals and fish. An open full-thickness biopsy of the ileum showed flat mucosal surface and sections of the round worm, and fecal examination revealed numerous elliptical helminth eggs. The worms and eggs were consistent with features of C… CONTINUE READING
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