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Autoimmune hepatitis

  • Alternative Names

    Lupoid hepatitis; Chronic acute liver disease


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal distention
    • Dark urine
    • Fatigue
    • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
    • Itching
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Pale or clay-colored stools

    Other symptoms that may occur with this disease include absence of menstruation (amenorrhea).


    Signs and tests
    • Abnormal liver function tests
    • Liver biopsy showing chronic hepatitis

    Tests for autoimmune hepatitis:

    • Anti-liver kidney microsome type 1 antibody (anti LKM-1)
    • Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA)
    • Anti-smooth muscle antibody (SMA)
    • Serum IgG