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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2003;27(3): 158-161.
대장에서 발견된 편충 감염 4예
김지섭·박재석·김용욱·석지혜·최 정·곽충환·박승근·박희욱·김혜숙*
메리놀병원 내과, *해부병리과
Four Cases of Trichuris Trichiura Infection in the Colon
Ji Sup Kim, M.D., Jae Suk Park M.D., Yong Wuk Kim, M.D., Ji Hye Suk, M.D., Jung Choi, M.D., Choong Hwan Kwak, M.D., Seung Keun Park, M.D., Hee Ug Park, M.D. and Hye Sook Kim, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, Maryknoll Hospital, Busan, Korea
Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) is a ubiquitous parasite that resides in the human intestinal tract, and it is known as whipworm because of its whip-like appearance. Trichuriasis is rare in developed countries, but it is more prevalent in tropical countries and areas with suboptimal sanitation. In most patient, whipworm infection is asymtomatic but patient with heavy infection present with anemia, diarrhea, trichuris dysentery syndrome, abdominal pain, weight loss, appendicitis and rectal prolapse. It is characterized by the invasion of the colonic mucosa by the adult Trichuris and produces minor inflammatory changes at the sites of localization. Its diagnosis is usually made by identification of football-shaped eggs in the stool or by confirming adult whipworm during colonoscopy. We report four cases of whipworm infection that were incidentally diagnosed on colonoscopy.
Key Words: Trichuris trichiura, Whipworm, Colonoscopy
주요어: 편충, 대장내시경
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