peliosis hepatis

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Related to peliosis hepatis: bacillary angiomatosis, verruga peruana

peliosis hepatis

A liver enlarged by multiple cavernous blood-filled cysts due to use of OCs and androgenic steroids; PH may be associated with CA and TB; a distinct form–bacillary PH, occurs in AIDS. See Bacillary angiomatosis.

pe·li·o·sis hep·a·tis

(pel'ē-ō'sis hep-ā'tis)
The presence throughout the liver of blood-filled cavities that may become lined by endothelium or become organized; a feature of bacillary angiomatosis caused by Bartonella henselae in immunocompromised people.

peliosis hepatis

Multiple cystic, blood-filled spaces in the liver associated with dilatation of the sinusoids. These cause enlargement of and pain in the liver. These lesions are associated with use of oral contraceptives, certain types of anabolic steroids, and infections with Bartonella organisms. If the condition is due to infection, treatment consists of parenteral doxycycline for several weeks followed by several months of oral therapy.
See: bacillary angiomatosis; cat scratch disease
See also: peliosis



peliosis hepatis
focal, blood-filled spaces in the liver. Occurs in poisoning by pimelea in cattle. See also telangiectasia.
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Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is commonly encountered in immunocompetent patients; in immunocompromised patients, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis, and recurrent bacteremia are usually seen.
henselae infection in humans exhibits a variety of clinical syndromes including the most common, catscratch disease (CSD) (5), endocarditis (6), bacillary angiomatosis (7) and peliosis hepatis in immunocompromised patients (8), and other less frequent manifestations (9).