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Hepatic granulomas--an experience over the last 8 years.

Authors
  • Chong, R S
  • Ng, H S
  • Teh, L B
  • Ho, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Singapore Medical Journal
Publisher
Singapore Medical Journal
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1990
Volume
31
Issue
5
Pages
422–426
Identifiers
PMID: 2259936
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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