Chronic hepatitis

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Etiology

  • Viral: hepatitis B, C, D (in presence of B)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis
  • Genetic & metabolic: hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, alpha-1-antiprotease deficiency
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatitis due to drugs, eg, nitrofurantoin, methyldopa, isoniazid (INH)

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Last updated: January 13, 2015