Autoimmune Hepatitis

Common Name(s)

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks liver cells. This immune response causes inflammation of the liver, also called hepatitis. The disease can be quite serious and, if not treated, gets worse over time, leading to cirrhosis of the liver and/or liver failure.  Autoimmune hepatitis sometimes occurs in relatives of people with autoimmune diseases, suggesting a genetic cause. This disease is most common in young girls and women
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Autoimmune Hepatitis" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Autoimmune Hepatitis" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

http://www.HepatitisFoundation.org

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

http://www.liverfoundation.org

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Autoimmune Hepatitis" returned 416 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Autoimmune Hepatitis in Hawai'i.
 

Author(s): Tanner I Kim, Jaclyn E Kagihara, Naoky C S Tsai, Marina M Roytman

Journal: Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Aug;74(8):270-4.

 

Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) is a poorly understood disease. There has been a paucity of reports on the epidemiology and clinical course of AIH in multiethnic populations. The aim of this study is to examine the clinical and serologic features of AIH in the multiethnic population of ...

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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Association of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis-autoimmune Hepatitis Overlap Syndrome with Immune Thrombocytopenia and Graves' Disease.
 

Author(s): Ryosuke Koyamada, Takakazu Higuchi, Ayako Kitada, Tomoko Nakagawa, Takashi Ikeya, Sadamu Okada, Yoshiyuki Fujita

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(16):2013-6.

 

A 54-year-old woman suffering from pruritus for five years was diagnosed to have Graves' disease and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) associated with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)-autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) overlap syndrome, which was confirmed histologically after a prompt recovery ...

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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Abnormal intestinal permeability and microbiota in patients with autoimmune hepatitis.
 

Author(s): Rui Lin, Lu Zhou, Jie Zhang, Bangmao Wang

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Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic, progressive, and immunologically mediated inflammatory liver disorder. The etiology of AIH still remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in intestinal permeability, bacterial translocation, and intestinal microbiome ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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The terms "Autoimmune Hepatitis" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Regulatory T Cells in Autoimmune and Viral Chronic Hepatitis.
 

Author(s): Pascal Lapierre, Alain Lamarre

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2015 ;2015():479703.

 

In both autoimmune liver disease and chronic viral hepatitis, the injury results from an immune-mediated cytotoxic T cell response to liver cells. As such, it is not surprising that CD4(+) regulatory T cells, a key regulatory population of T cells able to curb immune responses, could ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015

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Autoimmune hepatitis: recent advances in the pathogenesis and new diagnostic guidelines in Japan.
 

Author(s): Hiromasa Ohira, Kazumichi Abe, Atsushi Takahashi, Hiroshi Watanabe

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(11):1323-8.

 

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is thought to be associated with various genetic and immunological abnormalities. Concerning the pathogenesis of AIH, increasing attention has been paid to genome-wide association studies, toll-like receptors and Treg/Th17 balance. For Japanese patients ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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Autoimmune hepatitis--Update 2015.
 

Author(s): Michael P Manns, Ansgar W Lohse, Diego Vergani

Journal: J. Hepatol.. 2015 Apr;62(1 Suppl):S100-11.

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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The Role of Sodium Chloride and the Treg/Th17 Axis in Autoimmune Hepatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Hepatitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2016

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Cyclosporine-A Versus Prednisolone for Induction of Remission in Auto-immune Hepatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Hepatitis

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2010

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De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2016

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