Hyperplasia of elastic tissue in hepatic schistosomal fibrosis.

  title={Hyperplasia of elastic tissue in hepatic schistosomal fibrosis.},
  author={Zilton de Ara{\'u}jo Andrade and Luiz Ant{\^o}nio Rodrigues da Freitas},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={86 4},
Elastic tissue hyperplasia, revealed by means of histological, immunocytochemical and ultra-structural methods, appeared as a prominent change in surgical liver biopsies taken from 61 patients with schistosomal periportal and septal fibrosis. Such hyperplasia was absent in experimental murine schistosomiasis, including mice with "pipe-stem" fibrosis. Displaced connective tissue cells in periportal areas, such as smooth muscle cells, more frequently observed in human material, could be the site… CONTINUE READING
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