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autoimmune hepatitis

 

Definition: chronic liver disease of unknown etiology characterized by histologic presence of periportal hepatitis with plasma cell infiltration, hypergammaglobulinemia, and presence of autoantibodies in the serum. The disease has a female predilection and is highly responsive to immunosuppressive therapy.

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