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chronic hepatitis

^ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/EFO_0008496


An active inflammatory process affecting the liver for more than six months. Causes include viral infections, autoimmune disorders, drugs, and metabolic disorders. [ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern ]

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  • NCIt:C82978 (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern)
  • SNOMEDCT:76783007 (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern)
  • UMLS:C0019189 (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern)
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Acute cases of hepatitis are seen to be resolved well within a six-month period. When hepatitis is continued for more than six months it is termed chronic hepatitis.

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Laura Huerta

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