Degeneration of intrahepatic bile duct with lymphocyte infiltration into biliary epithelial cells in biliary atresia.

@article{Ohya1995DegenerationOI,
  title={Degeneration of intrahepatic bile duct with lymphocyte infiltration into biliary epithelial cells in biliary atresia.},
  author={Toshiki Ohya and Takao Fujimoto and Hiroyuki Shimomura and Takeshi Miyano},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={515-8}
}
Degenerative changes of intrahepatic bile ducts with lymphocytic infiltration into portal areas have been recognized as the characteristic histopathologic features in the liver with biliary atresia (BA). Occasionally, lymphocytic infiltration into biliary ductal epithelium was noted and has been thought to be mostly the result of nonspecific chronic inflammation. However, this histological presentation looks quite similar to that of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after bone marrow… CONTINUE READING
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