Autoimmune hepatitis with acute presentation in Japan.

  title={Autoimmune hepatitis with acute presentation in Japan.},
  author={Yasuhiro Miyake and Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Haruhiko Kobashi and Tetsuya Yasunaka and Fusao Ikeda and Akinobu Takaki and Kazuhiko Yamamoto},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={42 1},
BACKGROUND In Caucasians with autoimmune hepatitis, patients with acute presentation have autoimmune thyroiditis and histological zone 3 necrosis more frequently. AIM We aimed at investigating clinical features of Japanese autoimmune hepatitis patients with acute presentation. METHODS Of 176 patients retrospectively reviewed, 53 were diagnosed with acute presentation. RESULTS Patients with acute presentation had higher serum levels of bilirubin and transaminase, lower frequencies of… CONTINUE READING


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