Hepatic fibrin-ring granulomas in visceral leishmaniasis.


Hepatic fibrin-ring granulomas and leishmania parasites were found in the liver biopsy specimens of 3 patients with prolonged fever and hepatosplenomegaly. It was recognition of the leishmanias in the liver biopsy specimen that prompted the diagnosis in all cases. There was no evidence of Q fever, Hodgkin's disease, cytomegalovirus hepatitis, or allopurinol… (More)


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