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Cronin, EM,Sibartie, V,Crosbie, OM,Quigley, EMM;
2006
June
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Autoimmune hepatitis in association with lymphocytic colitis
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autoimmune hepatitis lymphocytic colitis microscopic colitis autoimmune diseases CHRONIC ACTIVE HEPATITIS COLLAGENOUS COLITIS MICROSCOPIC COLITIS CLINICAL-FEATURES CELIAC-DISEASE POPULATION PREVALENCE
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Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory disorder which has been associated with a number of other autoimmune conditions. However, there are no reports in the medical literature of an association with microscopic (lymphocytic) colitis. We report the case of a 53-year-old woman with several autoimmune conditions, including lymphocytic colitis, who presented with an acute hepatitis. On the basis of the clinical features, serology, and histopathology, we diagnosed autoimmune hepatitis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of autoimmune hepatitis in association with lymphocytic colitis, and lends support to the theory of an autoimmune etiology for lymphocytic colitis.
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