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Hepatitis, Chronic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hepatitis, Chronic
Tree Number(s)
C06.552.380.350
C23.550.291.500.477
Unique ID
D006521
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006521
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; chronic alcoholic hepatitis equals HEPATITIS, ALCOHOLIC
Scope Note
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.
Entry Term(s)
Chronic Hepatitis
Cryptogenic Chronic Hepatitis
Hepatitis, Chronic Active
Hepatitis, Chronic Persistent
Hepatitis, Chronic, Cryptogenic
Previous Indexing
Hepatitis (1966-1982)
Hepatitis B (1966-1982)
Public MeSH Note
98; was HEPATITIS, CHRONIC ACTIVE 1983-97
History Note
98; was HEPATITIS, CHRONIC ACTIVE 1983-97
Entry Combination
chemically induced:Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Chronic
Date Established
1983/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/04/27
Revision Date
2021/03/12
Hepatitis, Chronic Preferred
Cryptogenic Chronic Hepatitis Narrower
Hepatitis, Chronic Active Narrower
Hepatitis, Chronic Persistent Narrower
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