Granulomatosi epatosplenica idiopatica.

Translated title of the contribution: Idiopathic hepatosplenic granulomatosis

G. Nalli, M. Bellusci, A. Mengoni, G. Carnevale Maffè, F. Sessa, G. Casirola

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Abstract

Granulomas in the liver are identified in 3-10% of all liver biopsies. Although granulomas frequently represent a sign of either infectious or non infectious disease, 20% of the hepatic granulomas lack an identifiable etiology. These cases are defined as idiopathic granulomatous hepatitides (IG). We describe four cases of disease resembling a lymphoid malignance in which IG could be diagnosed by laboratory, radiological (XR, CT), ultrasonographic, histological and follow-up studies of the patients. We suggest that IG may be suspected in patients with granulomas in the liver, self-limited fever of unknown origin, low epatosplenomegaly, eosinophilia less than 5%, in the absence of infectious, lymphoid or sarcoid diseases. We recommend laparascopy as an important diagnostic tool.

Translated title of the contributionIdiopathic hepatosplenic granulomatosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume80
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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