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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ARANGO-MOLANO, Lázaro A et al. Diagnosis of helminthiasis by endoscopic videocapsule. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2018, vol.33, n.3, pp.297-300. ISSN 0120-9957.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22516/25007440.283.

Helminthiasis is an intestinal parasitosis that is very prevalent in developing countries but is increasing in developed countries. Taking into account the life cycle of helminths, their presentation is related to high-risk environmental and socioeconomic situations. Endemic presence can be considered a public health problem. Several methods are available for diagnosis including the study of fecal matter, endoscopy and diagnostic imaging such as X-ray studies of the digestive tract, CT scans and magnetic resonance. Recently, there have been reports of diagnosis of helminthiasis by capsule endoscopy which has also allowed the study of the ecology and in situ pathology of these parasites. We present a clinical case of helminthiasis compatible with strongyloidiasis that was diagnosed by endoscopic capsule by the surgical clinical gastroenterology group of the University of Caldas in Manizales, Colombia.

Keywords : Strongyloides stercoralis; helminthiasis; capsular endoscopy.

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