International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015


Human Intestinal Capillariasis: A Case Report

Karthik Adiraju [2] | Phani Harshitha Yarlagadda [2] | Dinesh Kalwa


Abstract: Human intestinal capillariasis is a rare zoonotic parasitosis. Capillariasis can be life threatening if unrecognized and left untreated. The parasitosis is clinically characterized by chronic gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, borborygmus, weight loss, protein loss and dyselectrolytemia. We report one such case of a 40 year old female who presented with chronic diarrhea, vomiting, generalized anasarca. Patients stool examination was positive for Capillaria eggs and she responded to treatment with albendazole.


Keywords: Capillariasis, zoonotic parasitosis, Trichinelloidea, whip worm, gastroenteritis


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,


Pages: 2558 - 2560


How to Cite this Article?

Karthik Adiraju, Phani Harshitha Yarlagadda, Dinesh Kalwa, "Human Intestinal Capillariasis: A Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015, pp. 2558-2560, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB15966

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