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stellate fibrosis 

HEPATOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY

A term of art for an occasional finding in livers of children with kwashiorkor, characterised as splayed fibrosis, which was once regarded as a sign of healing.

Former dogma held that the steatosis in kwashiorkor was part of a so-called nutritional liver disease, based on observation and extrapolation from rats, that led to fibrosis. Fibrosis is no longer regarded as a universal finding and when present, is due to other factors such as HBV infection.

Reference MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver, Elsevier, 2007  

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