chronic hepatitis


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chron·ic hep·a·ti·tis

any of several types of hepatitis persisting for longer than 6 months, often progressing to cirrhosis.
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chronic hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver that does not improve within 6 months, excluding primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency and Wilson’s disease. 

Aetiology
Autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced hepatitis, HBV, HCV, HDV, chronic hepatitis of unknown origin (cryptogenic hepatitis).

Histologic clues for aetiology of chronic hepatitis
Viruses—Ground glass, fat, lymphoid aggregates, lymphocytosis, low grade.
Autoimmune—Plasma cells, rosetting, florid activity.
Drugs—Eosinophils, granulomas, mixed cellular reaction.
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chronic hepatitis

Hepatology Inflammation of the liver that continues without improvement for ≥ 6 months. See Cirrhosis. Cf Acute hepatitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chron·ic hep·a·tit·is

(kronik hep-ă-tītis)
One of several types of liver disease persisting for longer than 6 months, often progressing to cirrhosis.
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Chronic hepatitis

Long lasting inflammation of the liver due to viruses or other causes.
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