Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of bile duct injury in autoimmune hepatitis.

@article{Czaja2004DiagnosticAT,
  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of bile duct injury in autoimmune hepatitis.},
  author={Albert J Czaja and Paolo Muratori and Luigi Muratori and Herschel A. Carpenter and Francesco Bianco Bianchi},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={322-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bile duct injury is not a feature of classical autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), but it has been described in variant forms of the disease. AIMS Our goals were to assess the similarity of AIH with bile duct injury to classical disease and to evaluate the possibility of concurrent primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). METHODS Fifteen patients with bile duct injury were compared with 151 patients with classical AIH. Patterns of nuclear immunofluorescence and the frequency and nature of… CONTINUE READING
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