The swollen waxy capillaries are pressing on the columns of liver cells and are causing marked atrophy.
At a, a the capillaries of one lobule communicate with those adjacent to it.
One result of this among the Vertebrata is that the eyeball is pink in colour, since the cornea, iris and retina being transparent, the red blood contained in the capillaries is unmasked by the absence of pigmentary material.
And although effects may some times be produced in a mechanical manner by bacteria plugging capillaries of important organs, e.g.
In the human subject, often due to streptococci, the process is similar, but the organisms are found especially in the capillaries of the internal organs and may not be detectable in the peripheral circulation during life.