大腸内視鏡検査下に除去しえた鞭虫症の2例 [in Japanese] Cecal Trichuriasis Removed through Colonoscopy : A Report of Two Cases [in Japanese]
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Two patients who had a history of colon polyps were followed by routine medical check-up without any symptoms. The first case (67-year-old man) had a thread-like and white parasite in the cecal mucosa which was removed through colonoscopy. Since this was the first time we had come across such a worm, we consulted a medical parasitologist, which resulted in a diagnosis of trichuris trichiura, female. Four months later, we encountered a second case (63-year-old man) who was treated for a cecal whipworm (male) sucking blood. The follow-up with colonoscopy revealed the whipworm immediately from the experience of the first case. The results of an ovum test for both patients were negative in stool.<BR>We should consider not only the infection of trichuriasis but also the existence of ascariasis, anisakiasis and oxy-uriasis during colonoscopy.
- The Japanese journal of proctology
The Japanese journal of proctology 59(3), 130-134, 2006-03-01
The Japan Society of Coloproctology