Twenty cases of hepatic granulomas seen in the Department of Medicine over the period of 8 years from 1981-1988 were reviewed. Prolonged fever and jaundice were the commoner presentations. While the aetiology was varied, patients with tuberculosis and idiopathic causes formed the major groups. There were also 2 rare causes, one due to cytomegalovirus infection and the other a result of allopurinol hypersensitivity. The idiopathic group of cases fared well but those with tuberculosis did badly and 2 out of 6 died. The absence of pulmonary involvement and the high incidence of jaundice and liver dysfunction in the patients with tuberculosis were the other striking features.