Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is the inflammation of liver cells that occurs when the body's immune cells attack the liver cells. The etiology is unknown. If treated early, it can be cured with immunosuppressant drugs; otherwise, it may require a liver transplant.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What is the cause of persistent increase in liver enzymes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. It has been more than a year my liver function test result remains high. I have been tested for hepatitis A, B, C, E, and autoimmune hepatitis, but the result all came out negative. My doctor told to take blood test regularly. But, it has been almost a year now, the res...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine that you must be very concerned about your persistent elevation of the liver enzymes. As you already have viral etiologies excluded this is time to look for other things which could lead to persistent elevation of the liver enzymes. Notably the Wilson, ...  Read Full »

Can steroids for autoimmune hepatitis alter menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. I am concerned about my absence of menses. My last menses was on the 16th of previous month which was about a week earlier than the before periods. I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and under medication of steroid 10 mg (prescription attached). Now I am com...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and also saw the prescription you uploaded of your recent visit to your hepatologist/gastroenterologist. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As I can see from the prescription he had asked you to continue the medicatio...  Read Full »

Is the damage caused to the liver in autoimmune hepatitis reversible?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Two years back, I found that I have autoimmune hepatitis. At that time they did Fibroscan, in that kPa is 14.5 (F4). Last one year I took medicines (steroids) and I stopped. Now it again came back and doctors did a biopsy, in that it is showing: Portal and lobular he...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In autoimmune hepatitis, it is possible to decrease the fibrosis. Or other possibility may be that, initial fibroscan was done in acute inflammatory state hence it may be falsely high. We need to compare it with the liver enzymes at that point of time. Autoimmune diseas...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.