Chapter 52. The Histologist's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and C

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Robert Goldin and
  2. Geoffrey M Dusheiko

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch52

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goldin, R. and Dusheiko, G. M. (2005) The Histologist's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and C, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch52

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • chronic hepatitis B;
  • chronic hepatitis C;
  • histopathological features;
  • liver transplant patients;
  • liver biopsy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosis

  • Assessment of disease severity

  • Role of liver biopsy41

  • Assessment of the risk of malignant change

  • Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis infection

  • The future of liver biopsies in the management of chronic hepatitis