Subfulminant hepatic failure in autoimmune hepatitis type 1: an unusual form of presentation.

@article{Herzog1997SubfulminantHF,
  title={Subfulminant hepatic failure in autoimmune hepatitis type 1: an unusual form of presentation.},
  author={Denise C Herzog and Andr{\'e}e Rasquin-Weber and Dominique Debray and Fernando Alvarez},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={578-82}
}
Autoimmune hepatitis type 1 is known to progress insidiously and in many cases cirrhosis is already established at the first presentation of symptoms. It affects mostly females, with peaks of incidence around 10 and 50 years of age. Subfulminant hepatic failure is an unusual initial form of presentation of AIH type 1 and it was observed in three post-pubertal female patients. Rapid disease evolution or no response to immunosuppressive therapy led to liver transplantation in all patients. Two… CONTINUE READING
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