4.4. Autoimmune hepatitis and viral hepatitis and nutrition
- Miranda Lomer PhD RD
Published Online: 27 JUN 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology
How to Cite
Natasha A., V. and McAnenny, C. (2014) Autoimmune hepatitis and viral hepatitis and nutrition, in Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology (ed M. Lomer), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118872796.ch4.4
- Published Online: 27 JUN 2014
- Published Print: 25 AUG 2014
Print ISBN: 9780470671320
Online ISBN: 9781118872796
- autoimmune hepatitis (AIH);
- nutritional assessment;
- viral hepatitis
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare chronic progressive inflammatory liver disease of unknown aetiology. The AIH is classified as type 1 or type 2 according to serum autoantibody profiles. The symptoms of the AIH, side-effects of azathioprine, existence of coeliac disease and UC, and the potential progression to cirrhosis in patients with the AIH should all be considered in nutritional assessment and intervention. It is suggested that insulin resistance is involved in the pathogenesis of the AIH. This chapter discusses about viral hepatitis and its dietary effects. The viral hepatitis is inflammation of liver due to a viral infection and it affects over 700,000 people in the UK. The most common causes of the viral hepatitis are five unrelated hepatotrophic viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.