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Figure 4. During the transitional phase from acute to chronic hepatitis, portal tract inflammation appears, but the lobular changes persist. There continues to be lobular disarray, Kupffer's cell hypertrophy and spotty acidophilic necrosis of hepatocytes. However, despite the presence of portal inflammation, there is no significant bile duct infiltration or damage(arrow).

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