October 2007
Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1386
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents an answer to a case study about intra-hepatic and extra-hepatic ductal dilatation with extensive extrahepatic lymphadenopathy. The histology of the lymph-node biopsy shows non-caseating histiocytic granulomata with giant cells and asteroid bodies. It shows that stains for acid-fast bacilli and fungi were negative. Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of non-caseating granulomas.


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