33. Autoimmune Hepatitis

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine2,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist3,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine2 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine4
  1. Michael MP Manns and
  2. Arndt Vogel

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch33

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Manns, M. M. and Vogel, A. (2010) Autoimmune Hepatitis, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School, Hanover, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403



  • Autoimmune hepatitis;
  • Features of autoimmune hepatitis;
  • formiminotransferase cyclodeaminase (FTCD);
  • enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA);
  • autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED or APS-1);
  • uridine 5'-diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UGT1A);
  • International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group (IAIHG);
  • Conventional corticosteroids and azathioprine;
  • absolute risk reduction (ARR);
  • numbers needed to treat (NNT)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Features of autoimmune hepatitis

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • References