Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 14(4); 1994 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1994;14(4): 489-493.
증례 : 전대장경검사로 진단된 편충증 5예 ( Case Reports : Colonoscopic Diagnosis of Whipworm Infection )
조성원, 심찬섭, 이준성, 이문성, 박찬욱, 송동화, 주재학, 류권호, 이영홍 (Sung Won Cho, Chan Sup Shim, Joon Seong Lee, Moon Sung Lee, Chan Wook Park, Dong Wha Song, Jae Hak Joo, Kwon Ho Ryu and Young Hong Lee)
Trichuriasis is an intestinal infection of human beings caused by Trichuris trichiura, more commonly known as whipworm because of its whip-like appearance. It is characterized by the invasion of the colonic mucosa by the adult trichuris. It is prevalent throughout the world, especially in tropical areas. Diagnosis is made typically by the identification of characteristic barrel-shaped eggs in the feces, although adult worms may be seen rarely at sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. We report five cases of whipworm infection that was diagnosed on colonoscopic examination.
Key Words: Trichuriasis , Colonoscopy
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