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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Generally, pyoderma gangrenosum is known to be common among patients with systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, polyarthritis, diverticulosis, paraproteinaemia, myeloma, leukaemia, active chronic hepatitis, and Behcet syndrome.
It is mostly idiopathic; nevertheless, underplaying immunological anomalies have been recognized.2 Fifty percent of the patients have underlying systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, polyarthritis, diverticulosis, paraproteinaemia, myeloma, leukaemia, active chronic hepatitis, and Behcet syndrome.1 There are four known variants of pyoderma gangrenosum; ulcerative, pustular, bullous and superficial.3
in his study found that the mean liver zinc concentrations were 3.83 +- 1.86, 1.86 +-0.92, 1.14 +- 0.68 and 3.74 +- 1.81mumol/g among control group, active chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and persistent chronic hepatitis groups respectively.5
He said alcohol and methadone intoxication had been contributing causes, as had active chronic hepatitis.
The first subgroup included 33 patients with moderately active chronic hepatitis C.
Controlled prospective trial of corticosteroid therapy in active chronic hepatitis. Quart J Med 1971; 40: 159.

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