Clinical Brief

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 63, Issue 5, pp 698-700

First online:

Capillaria hepatica parasitism

  • Hema GovilAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital
  • , Meena DesaiAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital

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Abstract

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 hepatitis bipolar plugs Capillaria hepatica