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Mallory's bodies II

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Acidophilic hyaline bodies that manifest as accumulation of changed filaments - degeneration products - in the plasma of the liver cells. Usually seen in alcoholics - with or without cirrhosis - but they may also seen in patients with Wilson’s disease, in prolonged cholestasis (e.g. primary biliary cirrhosis) and in Zieve’s syndrome.

We thank Zoran Bojanic, M.D., Serbia, for information.

See also:

Wilson's disease, or progressive lenticular degeneration, under Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson, British neurologist, 1878-1937.

Zieve's syndrome, or alcoholic hyperlipidemia, under Leslie Zieve, American clinician, born 1915.


  • F. B. Mallory:
    In: The Journal of Medical Research, 1903-1904, 10: 483. Cirrhosis of the liver: five different lesions from which it may arise.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1911, 22: 6975.

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