40. Granulomas of the Liver

  1. Eugene R. Schiff MD, MACP, FRCP2,
  2. Willis C. Maddrey MD, MACP, FRCP3 and
  3. Michael F. Sorrell MD, FACP4
  1. James H. Lewis MD

Published Online: 31 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950509.ch40

Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, Eleventh Edition

Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, Eleventh Edition

How to Cite

Lewis, J. H. (2011) Granulomas of the Liver, in Schiff's Diseases of the Liver, Eleventh Edition (eds E. R. Schiff, W. C. Maddrey and M. F. Sorrell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950509.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Liver Diseases and Schiff Liver Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

  3. 4

    University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654682

Online ISBN: 9781119950509



  • liver granulomas;
  • epithelioid cells, focal;
  • fever of unknown origin (FUO);
  • Lipogranulomas, of lymphocytes;
  • fibrin-ring granulomas;
  • Sarcoidosis disease;
  • mycobacterium tuberculosis;
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis;
  • liver transplantation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Histopathology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Etiology

  • Clinical consequences

  • Clinical evaluation

  • Specific causes

  • Treatment of hepatic granulomas and granulomatous hepatitis

  • Conclusions

  • Annotated references

  • References