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Autoimmune liver disease

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0053

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Autoimmune liver disease

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Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) 386

Autoimmune hepatitis/sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome (ASC) 388

In paediatrics, two forms of autoimmune liver disease are recognized:

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)

AIH/sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome (autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis, ASC).

Progressive inflammatory liver disorder, preferentially affecting females, characterized serologically by high levels of transaminases and IgG and presence of autoantibodies, and histologically by interface hepatitis in the absence of a known aetiology....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Paediatrics

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