Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Autoimmune Hepatitis Overlapping with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Junko TAKIGUCHIHiromasa OHIRATsuyoshi RAIShoichiro SHISHIDOJun TOJOYukio SATOReiji KASUKAWAHiroshi WATANABEYuji FUNABASHIHiromi KUMAKAWA
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2002 Volume 41 Issue 9 Pages 696-700

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A case of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) complicated by primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in a 36-year-old woman is reported. AIH overlapping with PSC has been rarely reported, and to the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports in Japan. Based on the criteria for diagnosis of AIH and on typical endoscopic retrograde cholangiograph (ERC) findings, the patient was diagnosed as having AIH overlapping with PSC. Her transaminase levels normalized within 1 month after administration of prednisone, azathioprine and ursodeoxycholic acid, but her cholestatic enzyme level remained elevated. The effect of treatment on the cholestatic features is thought to be an important factor for predicting the prognosis of AIH overlapping with PSC.
(Internal Medicine 41: 696-700, 2002)

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