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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010


Intestinal Capillariasis, Western Mindanao, the Philippines

Vicente Y. BelizarioComments to Author , Francis Isidore G. Totañes, Winifreda U. de Leon, Julius R. Migriño, and Lino Y. Macasaet
Author affiliations: University of the Philippines–National Institutes of Health, Manila, the Philippines (V.Y. Belizario Jr, F.I.G. Totañes, J.R. Migriño Jr); University of the Philippines College of Public Health, Manila (W.U. de Leon); National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Manila (L.Y. Macasaet)

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Parasites detected in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippines, February 2008*

Parasite No. (%)
Trichuris trichiura 64 (31.1)
Entamoeba coli 49 (23.8)
Ascaris lumbricoides 46 (22.3)
Endolimax nana 14 (19.9)
Hookworm 34 (16.5)
Blastocystis hominis 21 (10.2)
Giardia lamblia 19 (0.2)
Entamoeba histolytica 14 (6.8)
Capillaria philippinensis 10 (4.9)

*A total of 205 parasites were detected by using the formalin–ether concentration technique.

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