autoimmune liver disease

autoimmune liver disease

A family of chronic, slowly progressive, inflammatory liver diseases with overlapping features.

Entities
Autoimmune hepatitis (a parenchymal disease); primary biliary cirrhosis and sclerosing cholangitis (both biliary diseases).
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Vivica was diagnosed with autoimmune liver disease aged just 12 after her stomach and legs started to swell while on a family holiday to Bangkok and Cambodia.
PBC (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) is an autoimmune liver disease that may progress to cirrhosis and liver failure, and it is currently the fifth leading indication for liver transplant in the United States.
Lajoie died of an autoimmune liver disease, people from throughout the community and beyond have come forward to help with the costs of her burial and more.
Hepatology- Autoimmune Liver Disease -LKM-1, M2-3E, SplOO, PML, gp210, LC-1 & more.
Zern of the University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, the study sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transplanting autologous bone marrow-derived CD34+ stem cells in 48 patients, 36 of whom had chronic, end-stage hepatitis C-induced liver disease, and 12 with end-stage autoimmune liver disease.
The 15 papers in this volume present recent research on the role of chemokines in endometriosis, cardiac disease, autoimmune liver disease, granulomatous lung disease, acute pancreatitis, cancer, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's and inflammatory acne.
gov), specifically in the areas of fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, drug- and toxicant-induced liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, pediatric liver disease, liver transplantation, complications of liver disease, and gallbladder and biliary disease.
Not only does anti-SLA positivity identify patients with autoimmune liver disease, it also predicts a more severe course of the disease (2,3).
One patient had a profile suggestive of autoimmune liver disease, with ANA titers exceeding 1:1,280, a high anti-Ro antibody titer, a low level of C4 complement, a polyclonal increase in [gamma]-globulins, a low-positive titer of anti-smooth muscle antibodies, and an increased level of liver transaminases.
Neither patient had serologic abnormalities suggesting autoimmune liver disease.
Autoimmune liver disease is a chronic condition that can result in cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver and, in the most serious cases, liver failure.
In the same way as for enolase, this protein has been shown to be an antigenic target for antibodies directed to the neutrophil polynuclear cytoplasm in patients with autoimmune liver disease or inflammatory bowel disease, in whom [alpha]-enolase antibodies are frequently detected (38, 39).

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