Association of HLA-DR14 with the Treatment Response in Japanese Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis

Influence of human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) on the therapeutic response in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is not known. To evaluate if HLA-DR types influence biological and histological responses to corticosteroids in patients with AIH. During 28 years from 1979 through 2007, 48 patients with definite diagnosis of AIH received long-term corticosteroid therapy… CONTINUE READING