Acute and chronic hepatitis

Arief A. Suriawinata, Swan N. Thung

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Most liver biopsies performed today are for grading and staging of chronic viral hepatitis and steatohepatitis; there are uncommon indications for liver biopsy in the setting of acute hepatitis. Pathologists must have a broad knowledge of many forms of acute and chronic hepatitis, as well as their variations; these include viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced hepatitis, metabolic diseases, and reactive hepatitis secondary to systemic disease processes. In this article, the authors review the pathological features of acute and chronic hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-148
Number of pages17
JournalSeminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 2006


  • Acute hepatitis
  • Autoimmune
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Drug-induced
  • Steatohepatitis
  • Viral


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