Pathology of acute hepatitis A in humans. Comparison with acute hepatitis B.

Little is known about the pathologic characteristics of viral hepatitis A in humans. The authors compared the histologic features in liver biopsy specimens taken within 30 days of the onset of illness from 15 patients with hepatitis A and 14 patients with acute hepatitis B. In both hepatitis A and B, liver cell damage and necrosis were diffusely located… (More)