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What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare chronic disease that occurs when patients’ immune systems attack their livers and sometimes damage them. With treatment, most patients don’t need liver transplants and have normal life expectancies.
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Overlooked Symptoms in Autoimmune Hepatitis Negatively Impact Many Facets of Life
Unexplained Liver Test Elevations After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination
This study suggests that if COVID-19 vaccines can trigger AIH, it is likely to be a very very rare event.
Utilization and Impact of Complementary and Alternative Medicines
“This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and patterns of CAM use in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) patients.”
Environmental Risk Factors are Associated with Autoimmune Hepatitis
This study “aimed to identify risk factors associated with AIH in a well-phenotyped AIH cohort.”
Patients with AIH Report Lower Lifetime Coffee Consumption
“Coffee drinking has been associated with the decreased risk of some autoimmune diseases.”
Online Patients Can Drive Rare Disease Studies: Investigation Gone Viral
“The social mediasphere…may represent a new model in research methodology…”
Digital Cohorts Can Help Fill Research Gaps
“Social media has the potential to transform healthcare research as a supplement to traditional research methods.”
Fatty Liver Disease Is Highly Prevalent in AIH Patients
“Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare chronic progressive inflammatory disorder affecting genetically susceptible…”
Family History and DNA
“Concurrent autoimmune illnesses contribute to increased medical burden and reduced quality of life in patients…”
Social Media and Creating an AIH Biorepository
“Conventional approaches to participant recruitment are often inadequate in rare disease investigation…”
CBD in AIH
“CBD use was not uncommon in patients with AIH…”
The Interface Blog is the best place to find detailed perspectives on autoimmune hepatitis. We publish the most up-to-date news, educational pieces, and stories about patients just like you.
By Craig Lammert, M.D., AIHA Executive Director Two types of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) have historically been recognized: Type 1 and Type 2. The type 2 variety, identified as having antibodies anti-LKM1 or LC1, has been identified as more common in children than...
By the Autoimmune Hepatitis Association Two amazing young adults with AIH have stepped up to form a Young Adult Support Group for patients between the ages of 18 and 40 and their loved ones. This new group will meet monthly on the last Sunday of each month at 8...
By Craig Lammert, M.D. AIHA Executive Director The bubonic plague often conjures images of flea bites and grotesque swollen lymph nodes. But when people think of the Black Death, should they also think of autoimmune diseases? As a race, humans have faced a number of...