Autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune Hepatitis, formerly called lupoid hepatitis, is a chronic disease of the liver that occurs when the body's immune system attacks cells of the liver causing the liver to be inflamed. Common initial symptoms include fatigue or muscle aches or signs of acute hepatitis including fever, jaundice, and right upper quadrant pain. Oftentimes patients have no initial symptoms and the disease is detected by abnormal liver function tests. Anomalous presentation of human leukocyte antigen class II on the surface of hepatocytes, possibly due to genetic predisposition or acute liver infection, causes a cell-mediated immune response against the body's own liver, resulting in autoimmune ... more on Wikipedia