Autoimmune Hepatis

Were you looking for information about Autoimmune Hepatitis? Autoimmune hepatis is a common misspelling of autoimmune hepatitis.
 
Autoimmune hepatitis is a form of liver inflammation that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own liver cells. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can start out slowly or begin abruptly. They can also come and go over time. Among the most common symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis are a lack of appetite, excessive tiredness, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
 
Treatment for autoimmune hepatitis consists primarily of using medication to suppress a person's overactive immune system. Prednisone and azathioprine are among the medicines that may be used to treat the condition. Scientists do not yet know the exact cause or causes of this disease.
 
(Click Autoimmune Hepatitis for more information about this medical condition, including how many people it affects, how long symptoms can last, tests a healthcare provider may use to diagnose it, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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