intestinal capillariasis

in·tes·ti·nal ca·pil·la·ri·a·sis

a spruelike diarrheal disease caused by infection with Capillaria philippinensis, large populations of which are built up by internal autoinfection in the intestinal mucosa; characterized by abdominal pain, edema, diarrhea, cachexia, hypoproteinemia, hypotension, cardiac failure, and hyporeflexia; severe infection is often manifested as a fulminating disorder that may be fatal.
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According to Wikipedia 'Capillaria philippinensis is a parasitic nematode which causes intestinal capillariasis. This sometimes fatal disease was first discovered in Northern Luzon, Philippines in 1964.'
Capillaria philippinensis causes human intestinal capillariasis [1].
The chapter on intestinal capillariasis by Cross and Belizario is particularly noteworthy.