Intestinal Capillariasis in Egypt: A Case Report

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  • U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt

Capillaria philippinensis eggs, larvae, and adults were identified in the stool of a 41-year-old female physician from Cairo, Egypt, who had never traveled abroad. She had eaten local and imported fish. She suffered from borborygmi, abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of weight for >3 months. Treatment with Flubendazole (R17889-Janssen) 200 mg twice daily for 30 days resulted in clinical and parasitological cure.