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).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The Medical journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 1987|