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Peliosis hepatis complicating pregnancy: A rare entity

(arsenic, vinyl chloride), infections (Bartonella henselae) and in renal transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressive treatment. [ 4 , 5 ] The pathophysiology of PH is still largely speculative. It has been attributed to an increased sinusoidal pressure because of difficulties in blood outflow from the liver, leading to parenchymal necrosis of liver cells and sinusoidal wall weakness. As the disease is very rare, data about its natural history are scanty and the clinical spectrum varies from asymptomatic cases to severe complications, such as hemoperitoneum. [ 4

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