Medical Dictionary: Autoimmune liver disease
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Autoimmune liver disease: Another name for Autoimmune Hepatitis.
Autoimmune liver disease (condition): Autoimmune liver inflammation.
Autoimmune liver disease: Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This causes the liver to become inflamed (hepatitis). Researchers think a genetic factor may predispose some people to autoimmune diseases. About 70 percent of those with autoimmune hepatitis are women, most between the ages of 15 and 40.
The disease is usually quite serious and, if not treated, gets worse
over time. It's usually chronic, meaning it can last for years, and can
lead to cirrhosis (scarring and hardening) of the liver and eventually
More information on medical condition: Autoimmune Hepatitis:
- Introduction: Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Basic Summary for Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Types of Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Symptoms of Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Complications of Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Diagnostic Tests for Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Misdiagnosis of Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Treatments for Autoimmune Hepatitis
1. excerpt from Autoimmune Hepatitis: NIDDK
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