Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

: 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 120--123

Chronic hepatitis - an update on terminology

Mohamed B Satti 
 Department of Pathology, King Fahd Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed B Satti
Department of Pathology, & Consultant Pathologist, King Fahd Hospital P.O. Box 40029, Al- Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

This is a review on the updated terminology of chronic hepatitis, a topic that has gained much popularity in the current literature of gastroenterology. The aim of this review is to familiarize readers with its use and to discourage the old terminology. The new terminology of chronic hepatitis takes into consideration etiology, severity (grade) and degree of chronicity measured by fibrosis (stage). The use of the new terminology would standardize our diagnosis with the aim of standardizing therapeutic modalities for the purpose of reproducibility of results.

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Satti MB. Chronic hepatitis - an update on terminology.Saudi J Gastroenterol 1996;2:120-123

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