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Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 591–595 | Cite as

A case of acute non-A, non-B sporadic hepatitis with evolution of liver cirrhosis on serial histologic follow-up

  • Atsuo Nagata
  • Kendo Kiyosawa
  • Yoshihiro Akahane
  • Nobuyoshi Yamamura
  • Hironao Komatsu
  • Seiichi Furuta
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Summary

Progression of acute non-A, non-B (NANB) posttransfusion hepatitis to liver cirrhosis has been well recognized as in hepatitis B infection, whereas no progression of acute NANB sporadic hepatitis to liver cirrhosis has yet been documented.

We reported a 29-year-old male with prolonged transaminase elevations in whom acute NANB sporadic hepatitis progressed to histologically confirmed cirrhosis during follow-up of about 3 years.

It is suggested that some of the cryptogenic cirrhosis of non-B type may develop from acute NANB sporadic hepatitis and long-term observation is also needed in patients with acute hepatitis of this category.

Key Words

acute non-A non-B (NANB) sporadic hepatitis histologic follow-up cirrhosis of the liver 

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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsuo Nagata
    • 1
  • Kendo Kiyosawa
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Akahane
    • 1
  • Nobuyoshi Yamamura
    • 1
  • Hironao Komatsu
    • 1
  • Seiichi Furuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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