Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 297--303

Approach to diagnosis of auto-immune hepatitis


Megha Joshi1, Urmila Khettry2 
1 Department of Pathology, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, USA
2 Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, USA

Correspondence Address:
Megha Joshi
Lawerence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA 01842
USA

Auto-immune hepatitis (AIH) is one of the chronic liver diseases, seen predominantly in women, resulting from dysregulated immune mechanisms not yet clearly defined. Based on a combination of clinical and laboratory parameters with both positive and negative weights, the International AIH Group devised a scoring system in 1993. The system was modified in 1999 and has proven useful for both diagnostic and research purposes. This review deliberates on the clinical, immunological and histological features of this entity.


How to cite this article:
Joshi M, Khettry U. Approach to diagnosis of auto-immune hepatitis.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:297-303


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Joshi M, Khettry U. Approach to diagnosis of auto-immune hepatitis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];52:297-303
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