Granulomatous Hepatitis preceding Hodgkin's Disease

Case-Report and Review on Differential Diagnosis

Wolfgang BERGTER1, Ingrid-Corina FETZER1, Burkhardt SATTLER2, Giuliano RAMADORI1

1Zentrum Innere Medizin, Abteilung Gastroenterologie und Endokrinologie, Göttingen, Germany
2Pathologisches Institut, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany


Granulomas are a frequent finding in various organs with a wide range of causes. Hepatic granulomas most often occur in the course of sarcoidosis or tuberculosis. However, they also may develop during Hodgkin's disease or sometimes even precede lymphoma as shown in the case of a patient presented here. Early diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease is essential, and in the case of unexplained granulomatous hepatitis it can be achieved by taking the patients history into consideration. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 2, Nr 3, 177-180, 1996

Key words: granuloma; granulomatous hepatitis; Hodgkin's disease

Received: Jun 19, 1996; accepted: Jul 21, 1996
Correspondence: Giuliano RAMADORI, Zentrum Innere Medizin, Abteilung Gastroenterologie und Endokrinologie, Robert Koch Str 40 Göttingen 37075, Germany; Tel: 0551-396301, Fax: 0551-398596

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