interstitial hepatitis

interstitial hepatitis

[¦in·tər¦stish·əl ‚hep·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Pathologic deterioration and death of parenchymal cells in the liver associated with infiltration of lymphocytes and monocytes in the portal canals. Also known as acute nonsuppurative hepatitis; nonspecific hepatitis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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