Hepatic Capillariasis

Parasitic Diseases, Nematodes (Roundworms)

Animals Involved

Rodents major host, also in many other wild and domestic mammals

Known Distributions

Worldwide in scattered foci

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of embryonated eggs in soil

Clinical Manifestations in People

Acute or subacute hepatitis with marked eosinophilia; subclinical to fatal

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See Also:

Intestinal Capillariasis

Parasitic Diseases, Nematodes (Roundworms)

Pulmonary Capillariasis

Parasitic Diseases, Nematodes (Roundworms)