Autoimmune hepatitis--a diagnostic challenge.

  title={Autoimmune hepatitis--a diagnostic challenge.},
  author={Aziz Ahmad and Eapen Thomas},
  journal={Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association},
  volume={93 3},
Autoimmune hepatitis is a type of chronic hepatitis characterized by hypergammaglobulinemia, hypertransaminasemia, presence of autoantibodies, and active necroinflammatory process in the liver revealed by histology. Its onset is usually acute and has a bad prognosis. Tissue antibodies are found in large proportions of patients. Women outnumber men in a 2-3… CONTINUE READING