Chapter 10. Autoimmune Hepatitis

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Sarah Hughes MA, MB, BCh, MRCP Specialist Registrar in Hepatology2 and
  2. Michael Heneghan MD, MMedSc, FRCPI Consultant Hepatologist1

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch10

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Hughes, S. and Heneghan, M. (2009) Autoimmune Hepatitis, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

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Keywords:

  • Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH);
  • human leucocyte antigen (HLA);
  • major histocompatibility complex (MHC);
  • anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA);
  • International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group (IAHG);
  • primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC);
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC);
  • Sequential presentation of overlap/PSC;
  • thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis

  • Clinical features

  • Classification

  • Diagnosis

  • Complications

  • Variant syndromes

  • Treatment

  • Pregnancy and autoimmune hepatitis

  • Liver transplantation

  • Chapter summary

  • Illustrative case study