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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Hepatitis

Acute hepatitis - general


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 28 April 2012, last major update April 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Active hepatocellular damage and necrosis, usually with a lobular inflammatory response, less than 6 months duration

Micro description
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● Typically more spotty hepatocyte inflammation than chronic hepatitis
● Diffuse sinusoidal and portal mononuclear inflammation, swollen hepatocytes, apoptotic hepatocytes
● Usually not biopsied

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