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autoimmune hepatitis

noun

medical Definition of autoimmune hepatitis

: chronic hepatitis occurring as a result of an immune system attack on cells of the liver
  • The presentation of autoimmune hepatitis is heterogeneous, and the clinical course may be characterized by periods of decreased or increased activity; thus, clinical manifestations are variable.
  • —Edward L. KrawittThe New England Journal of Medicine5 Jan. 2006

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