Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Spurious Infections

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4347

This term describes the finding of eggs of Capillaria hepatica in stools of humans who have eaten raw liver of infected animals. Since these eggs had not yet been embryonated, a patent infection did not occur. These eggs had just been passed with human feces and were found in stool diagnostics.

Further Readings

  1. Lubinsky G (1956) On the probable presence of parasitic liver cirrhosis in Canada. Can J Comp Med 20:457–465PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany