Autoimmune Hepatitis

Other Conditions With Similar Symptoms

There are a number of conditions that have the same symptoms as autoimmune hepatitis. The healthcare provider will consider these conditions before diagnosing autoimmune hepatitis. Some of these conditions include:
 

Treatment for Autoimmune Hepatitis

Treatment consists primarily of using medicine to suppress a person's overactive immune system. The corticosteroid prednisone is a common form of treatment. Another medicine that may be used to treat autoimmune hepatitis is azathioprine (Imuran®). Azathioprine is often prescribed in addition to prednisone to lower the dose of prednisone required. In more severe cases of autoimmune hepatitis, treatment options may include other immunosuppressive agents.
 
With proper treatment, autoimmune hepatitis can usually be controlled. In fact, recent studies show that sustained response to treatment not only stops the disease from getting worse, but may also actually reverse some of the damage it causes.
 
(Click Autoimmune Hepatitis Treatment for more detail on how this disease is treated. Click Life Expectancy With Autoimmune Hepatitis to read more about the prognosis for people with autoimmune hepatitis, as well as factors that can influence a person's prognosis.)
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