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Medical Term:

chronic active hepatitis


hepatitis with chronic portal inflammation that extends into the parenchyma, with piecemeal necrosis and fibrosis that usually progresses to a coarsely nodular postnecrotic cirrhosis.

Synonym(s): juvenile cirrhosis, posthepatitic cirrhosis, subacute hepatitis

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