Peliosis hepatis in a renal transplant recipient and in a haemodialysis patient

G J Hankey, B M Saker

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    Abstract

    Peliosis hepatis is described in a renal transplant recipient and in a patient who was receiving long-term haemodialysis. This uncommon liver lesion has been reported in a number of patients, including 18 renal transplant recipients and two patients with chronic renal failure. However, its cause, clinical features, natural history and clinical significance remain to be determined. We emphasize that, although it is rare, peliosis hepatis should be considered in long-term haemodialysis and renal transplant patients who exhibit hepatomegaly and/or splenomegaly and/or disordered liver function (in particular, elevation of hepatic alkaline phosphatase levels).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)102-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
    Volume146
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 1987

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