Liver & Gall Bladder
In Chronic Viral Hepatitis (AIIMS May 2014)
|A||Hepatitis A virus infection is a common cause in Children|
|B||Morphological classification inti chronic active Hepatitis and chronic persistent hepatitis are important|
|C||Fatty change is pathgnomic of hepatitis - c virus infection|
|D||Grading refers to the extent of necrosis and inflammation|
The new classification system of hepatitis is based on its etiology, grade or stage, Grading refers to the assessment of necroinflammatory activity where the staging refers to degree of progression.
Regarding option ‘c’, Sternberg write clearly ‘although fatty change has been reported as a common feature of hepatits C, the degree of fatty changes is usually minimal and absence is not unusual. Fatty change due to virus is most likely associated with genotype 3. Biopsy in hepatitis B and C is done for purpose of staging and grading not for diagnosis’.