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Autoimmune hepatitis with cholestasis; An uncommon presentation in elderly

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A. Albert Nimalan ,

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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S. Sivansuthan

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Auto immune Hepatitis (AIH) with cholestatic jaundice is a rare entity. AIH is characterized by inflammatory changes in liver with the presence of circulating auto antibodies and hyperglobulinemia. Here we report a case of 67-years-old lady who presented with Acute autoimmune hepatitis with cholestatic jaundice with early accurate diagnosis and early initiation of corticosteroids recovered successfully. Even though it is very rare AIH should not be overlooked in patients with cholestatic jaundice without viral/drug induced hepatitis.

How to Cite: Albert Nimalan A, Sivansuthan S. Autoimmune hepatitis with cholestasis; An uncommon presentation in elderly. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2021;33(1):50–2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v33i1.125
Published on 11 Aug 2021.
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