Lupoid hepatitis; Chronic acute liver disease
Prednisone or other corticosteroid medications help reduce the inflammation. Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine are drugs used to treat other autoimmune disorders. They have been shown to help patients with autoimmune hepatitis, as well.
Some patients may receive a liver transplant.
The outcome varies. Corticosteroid therapy may slow the disease progression. However, autoimmune hepatitis may worsen to cirrhosis and require a liver transplant.
- Complications related to steroids and other medications
- Liver failure
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you notice symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis.