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Example of types of diagnosis (after Butler17)

NamePathological phenomenaCharacter, type and severityDamage: local and generalProbable course and durationPatient characteristics: physical/psychogenic; inherited/acquired
Chronic active hepatitisHepatocellular inflammation and necrosisChronic, indolent, progressiveHepatocyte destruction, fibrosis → cirrhosisUntreated, 50% die in 5 years. Treated, 80% 10 year survivalAcquired, a physical illness; other autoimmune disorders