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What are the side effects of treatments for autoimmune hepatitis?

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Prednisone can make your bones weak, cause you to add pounds, and give you eye problems. Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine can lower the number of your white blood cells and raise your chances of getting cancer.

From: What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/21/2017

SOURCES:      

Autoimmune Hepatitis Association: "What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? A brief overview," "What causes AIH?"

American Liver Foundation: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "What is hepatitis?"

UpToDate: "Patient education: Autoimmune hepatitis (Beyond the Basics)."

Medscape: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Library of Medicine: "Acute Hepatitis."

British Liver Trust: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center: "Autoimmune hepatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

SOURCES:      

Autoimmune Hepatitis Association: "What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? A brief overview," "What causes AIH?"

American Liver Foundation: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "What is hepatitis?"

UpToDate: "Patient education: Autoimmune hepatitis (Beyond the Basics)."

Medscape: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

National Library of Medicine: "Acute Hepatitis."

British Liver Trust: "Autoimmune Hepatitis."

Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center: "Autoimmune hepatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 21, 2017

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