Autoimmune hepatitis in association with lymphocytic colitis

Edmond M. Cronin, Vikrant Sibartie, Orla M. Crosbie, Eamonn Martin Quigley

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Abstract

Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory disorder which has been associated with a number of other auto-immune 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-650
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

Keywords

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Microscopic colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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