Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Guide for Practicing Clinicians

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Gideon M. Hirschfield, E. Jenny Heathcote
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 2, 2011 - Medical - 246 pages
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With a focus on practical patient related issues, Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Guide for Practicing Clinicians serves as a useful practical, and much needed, resource for all those physicians presented with managing patients diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, both acutely and over the long term. It provides a basis for clinicians to understand the etiology of the disease, as well as special circumstances where management dilemmas often arise. Emphasis is given to providing management advice of immediate use to clinicians, something not presently offered by other larger general texts. The chapters are written by those with an expertise and training in this field and include the most up to date information. The book will be of great value to Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, and Internists at all levels who see patients presenting with autoimmune hepatitis.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Hepatitis
3
Clinical Presentation
51
Confirmation of the Diagnosis Interpreting the Serology
67
Mimics of Autoimmune Hepatitis Drug Induced and Immune Mediated Liver Disease
92
When and How to Treat the Adult Patient
115
When and How to Treat the Pediatric Patient
135
Strategies for Treatment Nonresponders SecondLine Therapies and Novel Approaches
146
Liver Transplantation for Autoimmune Hepatitis
159
Autoimmune Hepatitis and Pregnancy
177
Treatment Side Effects and Associated Autoimmune Diseases
197
Managing the Patient with Features of Overlapping Autoimmune Liver Disease
217
Autoimmune Hepatitis A Look Toward the Future
235
Index
237
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