Autoimmune hepatitis

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Does your child have autoimmune hepatitis? Learn the facts and how you can help.

Key points

  • Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells.
  • A combination of genetics and environment causes autoimmune hepatitis.
  • Prednisone and azathioprine are medicines that help control the disease. It is important to make sure your child consistently takes the medicines.
  • Make sure to maintain open communication with your child's health-care team.
Last updated: May 27th 2022