active chronic hepatitis

ac·tive chron·ic hep·a·ti·tis

(ak'tiv kron'ik hep'ă-tī'tis)
Liver disease with chronic portal inflammation and progressive hepatic degeneration; an autoimmune sequela to hepatitis B or C.
Synonym(s): posthepatitic cirrhosis.
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He said alcohol and methadone intoxication had been contributing causes, as had active chronic hepatitis.
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