Autoimmune hepatitis

Background

  • Hepatocellular inflammation caused by autoimmune pathology, ultimately leading to necrosis and cirrhosis
  • Presentation may be acute or chronic, rarely presents as fulminant hepatic failure
  • Usually affects women (~70%[1] between age 15-40 years
  • Often occurs comorbidly with other autoimmune disorders (e.g. type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Sjögren's)

Clinical Features

Findings of liver disease and systemic signs/symptoms of autoimmune disorders

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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Authors:

Claire