Case 24. Philippine capillariasis (40 y-o F)
         
    Duodenal biopsy from a Philippine female complaining of abdominal pain and diarrhea    
         
   
Key words : Capillaria philippinensis, stichosome, Trichurus trichiura
   
     
 
     
This 4-5 mm-long helminth is characterized by the presence of stichosome, a chain of basophilic globular cells along the esophagus (HE).   Reference case 24A
Cecal specimen with dense infection of Trichuris in an adult dog. The anterior slender part of this 3-5 cm-long helminth contains stichosome, a common feature of the trichiurid species (HE).