Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are considered the most common autoimmune liver diseases. While the underlying etiopathogenesis for these disorders are considered diverse, the clinical and biochemical presentations can be similar with histologic findings in some cases overlapping between disorders. The purpose of this overview is to describe advances in the diagnosis and management of AIH, PBC, PSC, and celiac disease affecting the liver. In addition to discussing criteria which may suggest an overlap between AIH with either PBC or PSC, practical approaches to therapy for individual diseases will also be presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Liver and Biliary Disease|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2010|
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