The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 63, Issue 5, pp 698–700

Capillaria hepatica parasitism

  • Hema Govil
  • Meena Desai
Clinical Brief

DOI: 10.1007/BF02730826

Cite this article as:
Govil, H. & Desai, M. Indian J Pediatr (1996) 63: 698. doi:10.1007/BF02730826


Capillaria hepatica is rarely encountered in humans, with fewer than 30 documented cases. The clinico-pathological features of capillaria hepatica infection, diagnosed on liver biopsy of a 6-year-old child are discussed. Pathologically, it is characterised by prominent granulomatous lesions in the liver surrounding the eggs, which on cursory examination may be confused withSchistosoma mansoni.

Key words

Granulomatous hepatitisbipolar plugsCapillaria hepatica

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hema Govil
    • 1
  • Meena Desai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologySeth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. HospitalParel, Bombay
  2. 2.Bandra, Bombay