What is autoimmune hepatitis?

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Autoimmune hepatitis


Hepatitis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the liver. There are lots of causes of hepatitis and some of them are more well-known than others.

Some people think autoimmune hepatitis is the same as other types of hepatitis, such alcohol related hepatitis or viral hepatitis. However, you cannot catch autoimmune hepatitis and it is not related to drinking alcohol.

You can find help and advice about dealing with stigma here.


I’ve struggled to get people to understand my condition at work. It’s helped to frame it slightly differently by saying ‘I’ve got an autoimmune condition that attacks my liver

Louise was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in 2017