We reviewed the clinical data, hepatic histology, and microbiological features of 21 patients with previously documented acquired immune deficiency syndrome who had liver biopsies. Diagnoses of specific infections were made on liver biopsy in 11/21 patients (57%). Granulomas were found in 10/21 patients (48%) and were most often a manifestation of infection with Mycobacteriam avium‐intracellulare. Elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase and longer duration of diagnosed illness were significantly associated with the presence of granulomatous disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Dec 1986|
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