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Intestinal Capillariasis


Presentation

  • Two cases of intestinal capillariasis were presented from new locations in northern Thailand, i.e., Phayao and Chiang Mai provinces. Both of them had chronic voluminous diarrhea and malabsorption.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In this case report, we present another imported case of intestinal capillariasis in Korea, in which a 42-year-old male patient presented with intractable diarrhea and weight loss. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the ileum.[e-ce.org]
Leg Edema
  • A 58-year-old housewife from Ar-Lien village, Kao-Hsiung County, was admitted to the National Taiwan University Hospital in July 1988, after suffering from diarrhea, lower leg edema and weight loss for one year.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Patients present clinical symptoms of borborygmus chronic diarrhea, intermittent abdominal pain, weight loss, and several degrees of painless lower-leg edema. Death may occur in cases of misdiagnosis and improper treatment.[pubag.nal.usda.gov]
Chronic Infection
  • Chronic infections lead to malabsorption and hence to protein and electrolyte loss, and death results from irreversible effects of the infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Hunting
  • 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Mucosal Edema
  • In the present study, although mild mucosal edema was observed at the terminal ileum, ulcerative or mass lesion was not found in the whole small bowel mucosa.[parasitol.kr]
Abdominal Pain
  • Clinical symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, borborygmi, marked weight loss, protein and electrolyte loss, and cachexia. Capillariasis may be fatal if treatment is not given early. We observed 7 cases living in the more rural areas of Taiwan.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Intestinal Disease
  • ., Source MeSH Adult Albendazole Animals Anthelmintics Capillaria Enoplida Infections Feces Female Helminthiasis Humans India Intestinal Diseases Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic Microscopy Treatment Outcome Pub Type(s) Case Reports Journal Article Language[unboundmedicine.com]
  • The severity and distribution of these and other alterations are discussed and compared to malabsorption patterns caused by other intestinal diseases.[ajronline.org]
  • Research of Capillaria Philippinensis Infection has been linked to Capillariasis, Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic, Diarrhea, Nematode Infections, Pain.[novusbio.com]
Epigastric Pain
  • The initial symptom was epigastric pain followed by watery diarrhea. Thereafter borborygmus, frequent loose stool passage and weakness persisted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Confusion
  • Diagnosis is difficult because of the atypical clinical symptoms and diagnostic confusion with diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal cancer, opportunistic infections in human immunodeficiency virus patients, and hyperthyroidism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Workup

Capillaria Philippinensis
  • Intestinal capillariasis (Capillaria philippinensis) acquired in Indonesia: A case report. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 47 (1 II SUPPL.), 10-12.[moh-it.pure.elsevier.com]
  • N2 - Capillaria philippinensis was first reported in 1963 in the Philippines.[tmu.pure.elsevier.com]
  • philippinensis • Infection, infected, infective Capillaria • Infection, infected, infective Capillaria philippinensis • Infestation Capillaria philippinensis • Infestation helminth intestinal capillariasis[coding-pro.com]
  • Intestinal capillariasis in humans is caused by a nematode- Capillaria philippinensis, which infects small fresh water or brackish fish and some fish eating birds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Giardia Lamblia
  • All had concurrent parasite infections: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and hookworm. The patients frequently consumed uncooked fish.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • All had concurrent parasite infections: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and hook-worm. The patients frequently consumed uncooked fish.[laospace.org]
Entamoeba Histolytica
  • All had concurrent parasite infections: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and hookworm. The patients frequently consumed uncooked fish.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • All had concurrent parasite infections: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and hook-worm. The patients frequently consumed uncooked fish.[laospace.org]

Treatment

  • Treatment with mebendazole or albendazole for 20-30 days is known to be effective. All 7 cases we observed were cured through adequate treatment with anthelmintics and general management.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Etiology

  • Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology.[icd10coded.com]

Epidemiology

  • This article reviews the epidemiology, history and sources of C. philippinensis infection in Thailand.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The topics on epidemiology, diagnosis, and clinical aspects emphasize the knowledge gaps that limit a full understanding of these zoonoses, and target where greater research investments on these parasitic diseases should be focused.[books.google.com]
  • Topics DTIC Archive , Cross, John H , NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 MANILA (PHILIPPINES) , *NEMATODA , *HELMINTHIC DISEASES , *GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , LIFE(BIOLOGY) , DEATH , EGGS , LARVAE , INTESTINES , EPIDEMIOLOGY , FEMALES[archive.org]
  • DOI: 10.3201/eid1604.080483 Acknowledgments We thank the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the National Epidemiological Center, and the Center for Health Development for Western Mindanao of the Department of Health, the local government[thefreelibrary.com]
  • One epidemiological study, which took place over a 2-1/2 year period and was reported in 1969, showed that 32% of the population of a northern Luzon village was infected with C. philippinensis.[isradiology.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Prevention is as simple as avoiding eating small, whole, uncooked fish. However, in C. philippinensis endemic areas, such dietary habits are common and have been practiced for many generations.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Variations in the treatment regimen used for patients with capillariasis at the study site suggest a need to train health professionals on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cases, and on disease prevention and control.[thefreelibrary.com]
  • Prevention is especially important. There are no vaccines for parasitic diseases. Some medicines are available to treat parasitic infections.[icdlist.com]
  • The genesis of this book was a desire to draw attention to the problem of these zoonoses and to hopefully, inspire greater efforts to acquire a reliable global impact assessment and therefore a basis for improved prevention and control actions for these[books.google.com]

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