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Medical Term:

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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