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acute viral hepatitis

Tuesday 27 January 2004

Differential diagnosis

- drug-induced acute hepatitis

  • eosinophils
  • granulomas
  • bile duct injury
  • fatty changes
  • well-defined zones of necrosis

- acute cholestatic disorders (biliary obstruction)
- alcoholic hepatitis

  • Mallory bodies
  • pericellular fibrosis

- chronic hepatitis
- heatstroke
- nonspecific reactive hepatitis