The prognosis of acute hepatitis

M. Dodero, G. Celle, P. Micheletti, R. Testa

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The sequelae of acute hepatitis are discussed in relation to the presence or absence of an anatomical substrate. Those without anatomical lesions include posthepatitic hyperbilirubinemia and the posthepatitic 'dyspeptic' syndrome; those with an anatomical background are chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Out of 129 cases of chronic hepatitis diagnosed by liver biopsy, a history of acute hepatitis was elicited in 18, though this fact should be taken with the reservation inherent in all retrospective surveys. The authors stress that even a subclinical liver damaging noxa may influence the evolution of the primary lesion, and confirm that the prognosis of acute hepatitis is not invariably favorable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGazzetta Sanitaria
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1974

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  • Medicine(all)


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