Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor
Infectious (non-viral) disorders
Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 May 2012, last major update May 2012
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● 33 year old Italian woman with AIDS (Mod Pathol 2002;15:577)
● Large necrotic lesions with rings of macrophages, fibrosis and occasional lymphocytes and granulocytes
● 2 micron oval, pink, slightly refractile bodies present in necrotic areas and surrounding cells
● Focally associated with granulomatous reactions, occasionally found in hepatic sinusoidal cells
Fibrosis surrounding necrotic areas
Red stained spores within macrophage-like cells
● Kinyoun acid-fast, Giemsa, modified Trichrome
Electron microscopy images (adrenal gland)
Spore containing polar tube arranged in single row with six coils
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