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Hepatitis A Infection: Pathology

  • Kamal G. Ishak

Abstract

The hepatitis A virus was first detected by immune electron microscopy by Feinstone et al.1 Hepatitis A is an acute self-limited illness, but a protracted course and severe cholestatic features may occur.1–4 Relapses (biphasic course) are rare.5–8 It does not lead to chronic liver disease or a carrier state. Infection results in lifelong immunity. Hepatitis S carriers can be superinfected by hepatitis A without any effect on their clinical course,9, 10 and acute hepatitis S and A can occur simultaneously.10

Keywords

Acute Hepatitis Chronic Active Hepatitis Acute Viral Hepatitis NANB Hepatitis Immune Electron Microscopy 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal G. Ishak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hepatic PathologyArmed Forces Institute of PathologyUSA

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