Were you looking for information about Autoimmune Hepatitis? Autoimmune hepatitus 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. While the disease can affect people of any age or ethnicity, it occurs most commonly in women. Common symptoms include lack of appetite, excessive tiredness, and jaundice. There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis: type I and type II.
Among the tests a healthcare provider may use when diagnosing autoimmune hepatitis are certain blood tests and a liver biopsy. Treatment consists of using medication to suppress a person's overactive immune system. Prednisone and azathioprine are among the medicines that may be used to treat this condition.
(Click Autoimmune Hepatitis for the full eMedTV article, which discusses in more detail how this medical condition can be diagnosed and treated, as well as how many people it affects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)