Autoimmune hepatitis is treated by our GI Division at Premier Medical Group. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks normal cells in the liver. This causes inflammation of the liver, also referred to as hepatitis. Some studies reason that a genetic factor can make some people more susceptible to autoimmune diseases. About 70% of those with autoimmune hepatitis are female.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a serious and chronic disease, and if not treated, will progress and worsen over time. It can last for years, and even lead to cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). Ultimately, liver failure can result.