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Autoimmune Hepatitis Disease

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the system in the body that fights off disease (immune system) attacks the liver and causes it to become inflammed. Without treatment this condition gets worse. It can last for years and lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and liver failure.
CAUSES

The cause of this condition is not known.
RISK FACTORS

This condition is more likely to develop in:

Females.

People between the ages of 15 and 40.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of this condition include:

Fatigue (common).

A yellowish color to the skin, the whites of the eyes, and mucous membranes (jaundice).

Itching.

Rash.

Joint pain.

Discomfort in the abdomen.

Nausea.

Loss of appetite.
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