Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a long-term disease that makes the body's defences (or immune system) attack the liver. This causes liver inflammation and damage.

Sometimes chemicals, certain medicines, or a virus can cause cells in your body to attack your liver.

Autoimmune chronic hepatitis can be treated successfully with medicine and sometimes by a liver transplant.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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