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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
chronic active hepatitis

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Description

Chronic active hepatitis is a type of liver disease that is characterized by inflammation of the liver that persists for more than six months. It is usually caused by a virus, such as hepatitis B or C, but can also be caused by autoimmune disorders, alcohol abuse, or certain medications. Symptoms of chronic active hepatitis include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, and dark urine. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and control the virus, as well as lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of further damage to the liver.

Synonyms
  • active chronic hepatitis
  • autoimmune chronic active hepatitis
  • autoimmune hepatitis
  • chronic active liver disease
  • chronic aggressive hepatitis
  • juvenile cirrhosis
  • lupoid hepatitis
  • plasma cell hepatitis
  • subacute hepatitis
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