We report the case of syncytial giant cell hepatitis in a 14 year old boy who had jaundice and flu-syndrome for one month predating the onset of hepatitis. This form of sporadic chronic liver disease is characterized by: the presence of syncytial giant cells; chronic damage of the portal tracts and bile ducts in the liver; responds well to corticosteroid treatment but not to interferon therapy and has a poor short-term prognosis.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Internal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine