Causes of Autoimmune Hepatitis

Environmental Factors

As with other autoimmune diseases, many scientists think that something must occur to trigger the disease process in people whose genetic makeup makes them susceptible to autoimmune hepatitis. At this point, they think it could be certain bacteria, viruses, toxins, or drugs; but the exact cause is not yet known.
 
Keep in mind that this does not mean that autoimmune hepatitis is contagious; a person cannot catch the disease from someone else.
 

Final Thoughts on the Causes of Autoimmune Hepatitis

Even though researchers do not have all of the answers or know the exact cause or causes of autoimmune hepatitis, one thing is certain: autoimmune hepatitis develops due to a combination of many factors. Researchers are trying to better understand these possible autoimmune hepatitis causes and how the various factors at play may work together.
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