infection with nematodes of the genus Capillaria, especially C. philippinensis. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and malabsorption that can be fatal.
A disease caused by infection with nematodes of the genus Capillaria.
capillariasis/cap·il·la·ri·a·sis/ (kap″ĭ-lah-ri´ah-sis) infection with nematodes of the genus Capillaria, especially C. philippinensis.
infection with nematodes of the genus Capillaria, species of which attack various different animals. Human infection is usually by C. philippinensis, which infests the intestines and causes severe diarrhea, malabsorption, and often death. More rarely, infection with C. hepatica can cause human hepatic capillariasis, and C. aerophila can cause human pulmonary capillariasis.
capillariasisAn infection with the parasitic worm Capillaria phillipinensis which invades the lining of the small intestine causing pain and severe diarrhoea and interfering with the absorption of food.
infection with nematodes of the genus Capillaria. In birds the disease is manifested by chronic gastroenteritis and the affected birds are emaciated. The disease in mammals may be enteritis with diarrhea (C. bovis, C. entomelas), cystitis (C. felis cati, C. plica), hepatitis (C. hepatica) or bronchopneumonia (C. aerophila, C. didelphis).