What is autoimmune hepatitis?
Also known as: lupoid hepatitis, Type I autoimmune hepatitis, Type II autoimmune hepatitis.
An autoimmune disorder refers to a medical condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own organs and tissues, thinking they are a foreign invader. Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver, which leads to liver damage and inflammation.
Reviewed by: John M. Peters, DO
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