Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Sarcoidosis manifesting with abnormalities in hepatic function : 3 cases
Other Titles: Clinical gastroenterology in Malta
Authors: Sammut, M. S.
Coleiro, B.
Camilleri, M.
Keywords: Gastroenterology -- Malta -- Case studies
Sarcoidosis -- Diagnosis
Liver -- Diseases -- Diagnosis
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Malta. Medical School
Citation: Sammut, M.S., Coleiro, B. & Camilleri, M. (1987). Sarcoidosis manifesting with abnormalities in hepatic function : 3 cases. In, Michael Camilleri (Ed.), Clinical gastroenterology in Malta (p. 70-76). Malta : University of Malta Medical School
Abstract: Three patients with previously undiagnosed sarcoidosis presented with abnormalities of hepatic function and hepatomegaly in two, and erythema nodosum in the third. The latter patient had abnormal circulating liver enzymes. The other manifestations included lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, arthropathy, hypercalcaemia and pulmonary fibrosis. The histological and biochemical evaluation of these patients confirmed the clinical suspicion of sarcoidosis. Liver biopsy showed multiple non-caseating granulomas in one and a focal, marked, lymphocytic infiltrate in the liver parenchyma, as well as sinusoidal dilatation in another. These features are consistent with the manifestations of sarcoidosis in the liver that have been reported in the literature.
Appears in Collections:Melitensia Works - ERCMedIM

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Sarcoidosis Manifesting with Abnormalities in Hepatic Function - 3 Cases.pdf
  Restricted Access
538.08 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.