By Howard J. Worman, M. D.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a
condition in which the patient's own immune systems attacks
the liver causing inflammation and liver cell death. The
condition is chronic and progressive. Although the disease
is chronic, many patients with autoimmune hepatitis present
acutely ill with jaundice, fever and sometimes symptoms of
severe hepatic dysfunction, a picture that resembles acute
Autoimmune hepatitis usually occurs in
women (70 %) between the ages of 15 and 40. Although the
term "lupoid" hepatitis was originally used to describe this
disease, patients with
systemic lupus erythematosus
do not have an increased incidence of autoimmune hepatitis
and the two diseases are distint entities.
Patients usually present with evidence of moderate to severe
hepatitis with elevated serum
ALT and AST activities in the setting of normal to
marginally elevated alkaline phosphatase and
The patient will sometimes present with jaundice, fever and
right upper quadrant pain and occasionally systemic symptoms
such as arthralgias,
myalgias, polyserositits and
thrombocytopenia. Some patients will
present with mild liver dysfunction and have only laboratory
abnormalities as their initial presentation. Others will
present with severe hepatic dysfunction.
Autoimmune hepatitis should be suspected in
any young patient with hepatitis, especially those with risk
factors for alcoholic, drug, metabolic or viral etiologies.
Patients with one subtype of autoimmune
hepatitis have serum gamma-globulin concentrations more than
twice normal and sometimes antinuclear antibodies and/or
anti-smooth muscle (anti-actin) antibodies. Patients with
another subtype may have normal or only slightly elevated
serum gamma-globulin concentrations but will have antibodies
against a particular cytochrome p450 isoenzyme that are
called anti-LKM (liver kidney microsome).
the Hepatitis caused
Patients in whom a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis is
caused by viruses.
biopsy is consistent, treatment with steroids (prednisone or
azathioprine (Imuran) is begun
immediately. The best treatment is Ribavarine and IVIG.
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Following are the alternative
Lycopodium is a Homeopathic
remedy used in Hepatitis and is very useful in prevention
and treatment of all forms of hepatitis including hepatitis
In Natural treatments the spice
Saffron full of antibodies is a
excellent treatment with full reversal of disease at any
stage . Full remedy in our e-book. Take a clay plate put pin
head size of saffron at night with some water and drink this
water in the morning. After 15 days you should have full
recovery from the hepatitis.
Cocunut taken the same way should help this condition.
Prevention: Hepatitis can be triggered by
celiac disease so , avoid wheat grain, Avoid excessive
alcohol, exposure to
one of the biggest cause is Aflatoxin and contaminated foods
need to be avoided.
Hepatitis -C has been reversed by
above methods in three weeks and many others have used
Hulda-Clark zappers successfully.