A Case of Intestinal Capillariasis in the Republic of Korea

Soon-Hyung LeeDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Sung-Tae HongDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Jong-Yil ChaiDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Woo Ho KimDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Yong Tae KimDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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In Sung SongDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Sun Whe KimDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Byung Ihn ChoiDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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John H. CrossDepartments of Parasitology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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In 1991, we observed a Korean man infected by Capillaria philippinensis who had no history of traveling in known endemic areas. He had year-long diarrhea with severe loss of body weight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and eating raw meat of game animals and fish. An open full-thickness biopsy of the ileum showed flat mucosal surface and sections of the round worm, and fecal examination revealed numerous elliptical helminth eggs. The worms and eggs were consistent with features of C. philippinensis. He was treated with albendazole and was cured. This is the first known case of intestinal capillariasis in the Republic of Korea.

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