Hepatic capillariasis: first case report in the Republic of Korea.

  title={Hepatic capillariasis: first case report in the Republic of Korea.},
  author={Gheeyoung Choe and Hyo Sup Lee and Jeong Kon Seo and Jong Yil Chai and Sun Hee Lee and Keeseon S. Eom and Je Geun Chi},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={48 5},
We report a case of massive hepatic infection by Capillaria hepatica in a 14-month-old girl who presented with the symptom triad of persistent fever, hepatomegaly, and leukocytosis with eosinophilia. Twenty-five cases of human infection with this parasite, mostly in children, have been reported in the literature. This is the first case of hepatic capillariasis reported in the Republic of Korea. The diagnosis was made by needle biopsy of the liver. Scanning electron microscopic examination of… CONTINUE READING


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