Requirements and challenges of a preclinical autoimmune hepatitis mouse model.

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic autoimmune inflammation of the liver usually requiring life-long immunosuppression. Steroids and azathioprin are the standard therapy, but the therapy is accompanied by strong side effects. Due to the fact that AIH is often recognized during late course of disease, it is difficult to obtain knowledge about the… CONTINUE READING