Clinical and Pathological Characteristics of LEC Rats with Spontaneous Hepatitis
Currently, there are very few available animal models for the research of human hepatitis. We have known for many years that the marmoset and the chimpanzee are sensitive to hepatitis A and B viruses, respectively. It has been reported that the woodchunk (Marmota monax) shows a high incidence of persistent infection with woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV), one of the hepadna viruses, and that the incidence of hepatocellular carcinomas in WHV-positive woodchucks is extremely high .
KeywordsAcute Hepatitis Fulminant Hepatitis Human Hepatitis Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus Subcutaneous Hemorrhage
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