We report a case of intestinal capillariasis in a 32-year-old Italian man. After he made a trip to Indonesia that lasted approximately one month, he developed heartburn, abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, headache, fatigue, weight loss, low-grade fever, and severe itching. The diagnosis was provided by the recovery of Capillaria philippinensis eggs in the stool. Treatment with oral albendazole, 200 mg twice a day for 21 days, resulted in clinical and parasitologic cure. This is the first report of C. philippinensis infection acquired in Indonesia.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Issue number||1 II SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases