Syncytial giant cell hepatitis: A new form of chronic liver disease

G. Sanna, G. Faa, S. Forresu, S. Camedda, L. Demelia, G. Famiglietti, R. Ambu, F. Callea

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Internal Medicine


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