Capillaria hepatica

Ca·pil·la·ri·a he·pat·'i·ca

species of threadworm that infects the liver in rodents; occasionally reported in humans.

Capillaria hepatica

A parasitic nematode of South East Asia which primarily infects rodents but can also infect carnivores who eat rats, or humans oro-faecally.

Clinical findings
Abdominal pain; weight loss; anorexia; fever; hepatomegaly and hepatitis due to transmigration of adult worms, which often die and trigger an immune response, ascites and gallstones.
Identification of eggs and focal inflammatory lesions in liver biopsies.

Mebendazole, albendazole.
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Morphologic differential diagnoses included eggs of Capillaria hepatica (bipolar striated ova in liver), Dicrocoelium (slightly smaller operculated ova typically found in feces or bile), and the similar Eurytrema (thick-walled operculated ova in feces).
Models to assess the potential of Capillaria hepatica to control population outbreaks of house mice.
Capillaria hepatica (Nematoda) infections in human-habituated mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringel) of the Parc National de Volcans, Rwanda.
In addition to the pathogens listed by Grant and Olsen and the agents listed in this letter, some other zoonotic agents present (at least in Central Europe) are cowpox (mainly acquired from cats; 4-6) and parapox viruses, lymphocytic choriomeningitis vires, Newcastle disease virus, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, and Capillaria hepatica (7).