In common with many autoimmune diseases, autoimmune hepatitis is associated with non-organ-specific antibodies in the context of hepatic autoimmunity.
Autoimmune hepatitis can present in acute or chronic forms.
Remission is achievable in up to 85% of cases. For the remaining patients, immunosuppression is an option.
Liver transplantation provides an excellent outcome for patients with acute liver failure or complications of end-stage liver disease, including hepatocellular carcinoma.
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