Introduction: Autoimmune Hepatitis


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Autoimmune Hepatitis: Autoimmune liver inflammation.

Autoimmune Hepatitis: 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 liver failure. 1

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1. excerpt from Autoimmune Hepatitis: NIDDK

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