Intestinal capillariasis (Capillaria philippinensis) acquired in Indonesia: A case report

G. Chichino, A. M. Bernuzzi, A. Bruno, C. Cevini, C. Atzori, A. Malfitano, M. Scaglia

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number1 II SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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