The liver in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a clinical and histologic study.

@article{Lebovics1985TheLI,
  title={The liver in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a clinical and histologic study.},
  author={Edward Lebovics and Swan N. Thung and Fenton Schaffner and Paul W. Radensky},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={293-8}
}
We reviewed the clinical data and hepatic histologic findings of 25 patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who underwent 29 liver biopsies. Our experience indicates that the only hepatic feature characteristic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is serologic evidence of exposure to the hepatitis B virus. The most common histologic finding was macrovesicular steatosis. Granulomas appeared in seven patients and were due to mycobacterial disease (3 patients), histoplasmosis (1… CONTINUE READING