What are the histologic findings characteristic of cat scratch disease (CSD) with hepatic involvement?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In patients with hepatic involvement, hepatic parenchyma may be replaced by zones of organizing granulation tissue containing focal areas of granulomatous inflammation with stellate areas of central necrosis. The necrotic areas are infiltrated with neutrophils and are surrounded by palisading fibroblasts.

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