Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Infectious (nonviral) disorders
Coxiella burnetii




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Definition / general
  • Rickettsia that causes Q fever, affecting respiratory tract and liver
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomas have central vacuole surrounded by hyaline ring ("doughnut" granulomas, may not be present in every section)
  • Portal and lobular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate, hepatocellular necrosis, steatosis
Differential diagnosis
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