In people with autoimmune hepatitis, immune cells mistake the liver's normal cells for harmful invaders and attack them. Over time, this can lead to inflammation and impaired liver function, and even cirrhosis (extensive scarring), liver failure, and death if not treated.
A Team of Liver Disease Experts
Your care team includes hepatologists (liver specialists), gastroenterologists, liver surgeons (should you need a transplant), nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, social workers, and others with the compassion and skills to treat people with autoimmune hepatitis and other liver diseases. If your autoimmune hepatitis is related to another condition, such as ulcerative colitis or another autoimmune disease, we can link you with the doctors you need to care for that disorder as well.