Characteristics of autoimmune hepatitis in Taiwan: the 11 years' experiences of a medical center.

@article{Huang2002CharacteristicsOA,
  title={Characteristics of autoimmune hepatitis in Taiwan: the 11 years' experiences of a medical center.},
  author={Hui-Chun Huang and Yi-Shin Huang and J C Wu and S -H. Tsay and T L Huo and Y. Wang and J Lo and Chih-Yen Chen and Chun-ping Li and F B Chang and S V Lee},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 12},
  pages={563-9}
}
BACKGROUND Unlike in Western countries, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an infrequent diagnosis in Taiwan. The clinical characteristics of AIH in this area are unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical features of AIH in Taiwan. METHODS All the medical records of in-patients with the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis in our hospital from 1990 to 2001 were reviewed for the possibility of AIH. The clinical features, biochemical data, immunological presentations, treatments and… CONTINUE READING