What is it?

Autoimmune hepatitis (AiH) is liver inflammation that occurs when your body's immune system attacks liver cells. The cause for AiH is unknown.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms for AiH include:
- Jaundice (turning the skin the whites of the eyes to yellow)
- Fatigue
- Abdominal discomfort and bloating
- An enlarged liver
- Skin rashes
- Joint pains

Diagnosis

Based on your medical history and physical examination, your healthcare provider may refer you the further tests:
- Blood tests - to distinguish your AiH from other hepatitis.
- Liver biopsy - to confirm the Autoimmune hepatitis diagnosis and estimate the damage to the liver.

Treatment

The main treatment for autoimmune hepatitis is prednisone to stop or slow down the progression of the inflammation. In more severe cases, liver transplantation may be to only way of treatment.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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