Hepatitis agresiva

La hepatitis activa crónica es una enfermedad del hígado causada por infecciones, consumo de drogas y trastornos metabólicos o autoinmunes. La necrosis (muerte) de las células hepáticas, la inflamación y la fibrosis pueden ocasionar la insuficiencia hepática. Del 40 al 50% de los pacientes muere 5 años después de presentarse esta enfermedad.Hepatitis agresiva

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Last reviewed 11/25/2012 by George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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