Biology

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The nematode (roundworm) Capillaria philippinensis causes human intestinal capillariasis. Two other Capillaria species parasitize animals, with rare reported instances of human infections. They are C. hepatica, which causes in humans hepatic capillariasis, and C. aerophila, which causes in humans pulmonary capillariasis.

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