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Disease Hepatitis, Chronic

Name Hepatitis, Chronic
Synonyms Chronic Active Hepatitis | Chronic Hepatitis | Chronic Hepatitis, Cryptogenic | Chronic Persistent Hepatitides | Chronic Persistent Hepatitis | Cryptogenic Chronic Hepatitis | Hepatitis, Chronic Active | Hepatitis, Chronic, Cryptogenic | Hepatitis, Chronic Persistent | Hepatitis, Cryptogenic Chronic
Definition INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.
Categories Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D006521
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DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Liver Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatitis, Chronic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Hepatitis, Chronic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hepatitis, Autoimmune Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hepatitis B, Chronic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hepatitis C, Chronic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hepatitis D, Chronic