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Hepatic granulomas

C.W.N. Spearman, M.W. Sonderup and S.J. Saunders

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152207_update_002

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Hepatic granulomas

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Case History—A 35 yr old woman from Southern Africa presenting with abnormal liver blood tests.

Granuloma formation occurs when persistent antigenaemia or poorly degradable antigens, such as chemicals or toxins, provide an ongoing stimulus that results in the focal accumulation of activated lymphocytes and macrophages, with the macrophages undergoing epithelioid transformation....

Chapter.  4345 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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