European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 149, Issue 5, pp 333–336 | Cite as

Hepatic capillariasis in a 1-year-old child

  • T. Berger
  • A. Degrémont
  • J. O. Gebbers
  • O. Tönz
Infectious Diseases


We describe the 2nd European case of hepatic capillariasis. The diagnosis of this parasitosis caused byCapillaria hepatica was made by needle biopsy of the liver in a 1-year-old girl who presented with a triad of persistent fever, hepatomegaly and hypereosinophilia. The child recovered completely after treatment with thiabendazole (Mintezol, Merck, Sharp and Dohme, Hoddeston, UK).

Key words

Capillaria hepatica Hepatic capillariasis Human Liver parasitosis Thiabendazole 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Berger
    • 1
  • A. Degrémont
    • 2
  • J. O. Gebbers
    • 3
  • O. Tönz
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's HospitalLucerne 16Switzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Tropical InstituteBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of PathologyLucerneSwitzerland

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