Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Spurious Infections

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