When is treatment indicated for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Treatment might not be indicated in patients with inactive cirrhosis, preexistent comorbid conditions, or drug intolerances. On the other hand, patients with a histologic diagnosis of cirrhosis may respond well to therapy and should be offered treatment in an attempt to slow disease progression.

Treatment might not be appropriate in patients with decompensated liver disease. Such individuals might be better served by liver transplantation.

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