Capillaria philippinensis


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Ca·pil·la·ri·a phi·lip·pi·nen·'sis

a species of threadworm that has been implicated as a cause of intestinal capillariasis among northern Philippine fishermen.

Capillaria philippinensis

A species of roundworm discovered in the Philippines. It causes severe diarrhea, malabsorption, and enteric protein loss in humans; mortality is high.
See also: Capillaria
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trichiura, Enterobius vermicularis, Capillaria philippinensis, Ancylostoma duodenale, Clonorchis sinensis, and even tapeworm proglottids (Figure 1).
Capillaria philippinensis causes human intestinal capillariasis [1].
To the Editor: Capillariasis is caused by the foodborne nematode Capillaria philippinensis.