Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 552–567

Viral Diseases of the Liver in Children: Diagnostic and Differential Diagnostic Considerations

Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology

DOI: 10.1007/s10024-004-8101-z

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White, F.V. & Dehner, L.P. Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. (2004) 7: 552. doi:10.1007/s10024-004-8101-z


This review summarizes the general histologic features of acute and chronic hepatitides and highlights those morphologic findings that may suggest or be diagnostic of a specific agent or etiology. The main epidemiologic, clinical, and pathologic features of the hepatotropic viruses are discussed, with an emphasis on pediatric studies and the differential diagnosis of hepatitis in childhood.


hepatitisliver diseasehepatotropic virusespediatricchildhood

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and ImmunologyLauren V. Ackerman Laboratory of Surgical Pathology,St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the Washington University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA