Vanishing bile duct syndrome refers to a group of disorders characterised by progressive destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts resulting in cholestasis. It is a final common pathway for many disorders. The diagnoses is mainly made by histological findings. To consider a diagnosis there should be loss of interlobular bile ducts in more than fifty per cent of small portal tracts provided that the specimen contains at least 10 portal tracts. Here the authors present a case of vanishing bile duct syndrome which developed after initiation of highly active antiretroviral treatment therapy.
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