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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a long-term disease that makes the body's defenses (or immune system) attack the liver. This causes liver inflammation and damage.

Sometimes chemicals, certain medicines, or a virus can cause cells in your body to attack your liver.

Autoimmune chronic hepatitis can be treated successfully with medicine and sometimes by a liver transplant.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
Current as of March 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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