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Hepatic capillariasis in a 1-year-old child

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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).

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Berger, T., Degrémont, A., Gebbers, J.O. et al. Hepatic capillariasis in a 1-year-old child. Eur J Pediatr 149, 333–336 (1990).

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