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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 105178, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/105178
Case Report

Chronic Trichuris trichiura Infection Presenting as Ileocecal Valve Swelling Mimicking Malignancy

1Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 16150, Malaysia
2Department of Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 16150, Malaysia
3Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 16150, Malaysia

Received 7 September 2010; Accepted 18 October 2010

Academic Editors: E. E. Daniel and J. F. Mayberry

Copyright © 2011 Sharifah Emilia Tuan Sharif et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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