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The goal of treatment for autoimmune hepatitis is to drive the disease into remission (complete or partial absence of symptoms). We do this by suppressing the body's overactive immune system, so the body stops attacking its own liver. It most cases, remission may take six months to a year or longer to occur.
The two most common treatments for autoimmune hepatitis are:
Corticosteroids (to suppress inflammation)
Immunosuppressive medications (to help stop the body from attacking healthy cells)
Autoimmune Hepatitis and Liver Transplant
If you have autoimmune hepatitis and do not respond to traditional immune suppression therapies, we offer surgical options. Liver transplant is a highly successful option for the most serious cases of autoimmune hepatitis.