Capillaria philippinensis in Upper Egypt: has it become endemic?

  title={Capillaria philippinensis in Upper Egypt: has it become endemic?},
  author={Rasha Abdel-Monem Hassan Attia and Mohammed E. M. Tolba and Doaa A Yones and Hanaa Y. Bakir and Hanan E M Eldeek and Shereef Kamel},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={86 1},
The goal of this study was to present an overview of human infections with Capillaria philippinensis, a new emerging parasite in Upper Egypt. The study included 21 inpatients who had been admitted to the Assiut University Hospital. Patients suffered from intermittent abdominal pain, borborygmi, chronic diarrhea lasting for several weeks, and marked weight loss. Hypoalbuminemia and low serum levels of potassium, calcium, and sodium were detected in most patients. A stool examination was… CONTINUE READING
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