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Liver Center - Autoimmune Hepatitis




Definition Incidence Risk Factors/Cause
The body’s immune system attacks liver cells causing the liver to become inflamed Uncommon autoimmune disease Female gender
Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment/Prevention
Fatigue Enlarged liver

Jaundice

Itching

Skin rashes

Joint pain

Abdominal discomfort

Amenorrhea
Medical History

Physical Exam

Blood tests

Liver biopsy
Medical therapy with prednisone and/or azathioprine (Imuran) or other immunosuppressive agents like cyclosporine or tacrolimus

Liver transplantation in severe cases