If a person’s own immune system, attacks its organ, then it is referred as autoimmune disorder. In the liver organ, the immune system can sometimes attack the liver cells and hence damaging it. In such cases, it is referred as autoimmune liver disorder. The immune system generally protects the human body from any kind of infection, but in the case of autoimmune hepatitis. It attacks the liver cells causing liver damage. This is a very serious stage and when not treated immediately. The liver might get into the cirrhosis stage.
There are so many causes that can lead to autoimmune liver disorder. Sometimes some environmental conditions might trigger autoimmune liver disorder. There are different bacteria and viruses that can do the same.
Autoimmune liver disorders are more common in females. There are several types of autoimmune liver disorder.
There are different types of diagnosis used to detect autoimmune liver disorder. Some of them as follow –
There is a suppressive therapy that is used in the case of autoimmune liver disorder. When autoimmune liver disorders are detected early there are more chances that these treatments are successful. Some of the treatments that are available for autoimmune liver disorder are as follows
Medications such as corticosteroid are very much the most common medications given to a person suffering from autoimmune liver disorder.
Azatioprine is one of the drugs that are given to the patient suffering from autoimmune liver disorder. Azathioprine is used to suppress the immune system.
When the disease persists, treatment is given in the later stage, cirrhosis develops and that is when a liver transplant is done. There are researches that are going on all round the globe to combat these disorders.
Metabolic liver disorders: There are two types of metabolic liver disorders that can infect the liver or damage it and they are as follows –
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