Clinical features of Japanese elderly patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis.

@article{Miyake2007ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of Japanese elderly patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis.},
  author={Yasuhiro Miyake and Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Akinobu Takaki and Haruhiko Kobashi and Kohsaku Sakaguchi and Yasushi Shiratori},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 24},
  pages={1945-9}
}
OBJECTIVE In Caucasian type 1 autoimmune hepatitis patients with a main susceptibility of human leukocyte antigen DR3 and DR4, elderly patients have a higher frequency of concurrent autoimmune disease and cirrhosis at presentation. However, in Japanese patients, the disease is dominantly associated with DR4, and their clinical features may be different from those of previous reports. In this study, we assessed the clinical features of Japanese elderly patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis… CONTINUE READING

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