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Capillaria philippinensis infection in Khoozestan Province, Iran: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3605494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intestinal capillariasis was diagnosed in a 30-year-old fisherman from Malihan Village, Khoozestan Province, Iran. He reported a more than two month history of diarrhea, borborygmus, muscular atrophy, and debility. Eggs, larvae, and adults of Capillaria philippinensis were found in his feces. Treatment with mebendazole 400 mg per day for 25 days resulted in clinical and parasitological cure. The patient had reported eating a few small viable fish almost two months before clinical symptoms appeared. This is the first report of this infection from the Middle East.
N Hoghooghi-Rad; S Maraghi; A Narenj-Zadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-20     Completed Date:  1987-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology*
Nematode Infections / epidemiology*

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