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What are the common complications of autoimmune hepatitis ?

What are the common complications of autoimmune hepatitis ?

Untreated? cirrhosis: Autoimmune hepatitis is treatable, and often complications can be prevented. There can be a relatively sudden onset of jaundice and malaise, but it does not always have symptoms at first. Untreated autoimmune hepatitis can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Complications of cirrhosis can include edema (swelling), jaundice (yellowing of skin), liver cancer, many others. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What are the common complications of splenectomy?

What are the common complications of splenectomy?

Depends: Most of the time there are no complications. A pneumococcal vaccine is used before surgery to help with your immunity after surgery. Risks of bleeding or infection after surgery are low. Open and laparoscopic surgery options are available for some people, and recovery after laparoscopic surgery may be quicker. ...Read more

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What are the common signs of hepatitis?

What are the common signs of hepatitis?

Hepatitis A signs: Acute or recent hepatitis a : nausea with or without vomiting, fever, right upper abdominal pain, urine :color like coca cola, stool: white or gray color , fatigue or weakness, yellowish color ( jaundice) of the skin and mucosas. Many times give no symptoms. Chronic hepatitis like b or c may not give symptoms until complicated by cirrhosis with edemas ( fluid in legs, abdomen, chest), spidverdins. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

What are the common symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Need specific info: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that you develop something called "cirrhosis", or end stage liver disease, then many things will start happening, including jaundice (yellow skin/eyes), bleeding from your GI tract, confusion, fluid buildup in the abdomen and other things. ...Read more

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What are the commmon symptoms of viral hepatitis?

What are the commmon symptoms of viral hepatitis?

Many or none: Most have no symptoms other may experience viral symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, fatigue) or jaundice (yellowing of eyes / skin). ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of scid?

What are the most common complications of scid?

Not easy to describe: Symptoms of scid may include a sudden and recurring diarrhea, chronic ear infections, upper respiratory infections and more than one case of pneumonia in a relatively short period of time. Often, children who suffer from a complication of severe combined immunodeficiency will experience sudden weight loss, especially when the immune deficiency is not realized early. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

Liver Disease/ Neuro: Untreated wilson disease may manifest as liver disease (toxic hepatitis) in childhood and neurologic problems(tremor, deteriation of school performance, psychiatric isssues) as young adults. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Hodgkin disease?

What are the complications of Hodgkin disease?

Treatment: The long term complications is secondary to radiotherapy or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis?

What are the causes of hepatitis?

Many: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Can be infectious (variety of viruses including mono from epstein barr or cmv, hep a, b, c, d and others), toxic exposure or reaction to meds, drugs, alcohol, autoimmune, metabolic, conditions in pregnancy, obstruction to flow of bile, poor blood flow, and more. ...Read more

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What are the complications of CMV virus?

What are the complications of CMV virus?

Varies.: Most people have been in contact with CMV, but only people with weakened immune systems tend to get seriously ill with it. One of the most serious complications is pneumonia followed by encephalitis. There can be serious problems if the virus is contracted by pregnant women. ...Read more

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What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

Depends: In experienced surgeon's hands the complications are minimal. For example my patients have a less than 1% incidence of hoarseness, infection or hematoma. The risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism is less than 1:1000 also in my hands. ...Read more

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What are common complications of gallstones?

What are common complications of gallstones?

Many: Most often it is recurrent pain esp after fatty foods. Others include acute cholesystitis (stone lodged in cystic duct), pancreatitis ( stone lodged in common bile duct blocking the pancreatic duct), turning yellow, infection in bile duct ( can be life threatening) etch. Having said that, most people do not have any symptoms even if they have gallstones! ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of autoimmune diseases?

What are the negative effects of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: The effects are too numerous to mention as autoimmune disease can effect any organ system in the body. Some diseases affect only one or two systems whereas other conditions can affect multiple organ systems. Autoimmune means "immunity against the self.". ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of niemann-pick disease?

What are the common symptoms of niemann-pick disease?

N-P Disease SYmptoms: Symptoms are related to the organs in which they accumulate. Just a few examples are enlargement of the liver and spleen, unsteady gait, slurring of speech and discoordinated swallowing. Bone marrow cavities may be enlarged and the cortical bone may be thinned. Reduced appetite, abdominal distension and pain as well as thrombocytopenia secondary to splenomegaly. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Gaucher's disease?

What are the complications of Gaucher's disease?

Organ damage: GD is treatable if diagnosed early and enzyme replacement started. Specific enzyme deficiency cause organs damage due to abnormal accumulation of unrecycled compounds called glycolipids. The spleen, liver, bones, bone marrow, skin, lungs and growth/dev , and in some subclass of GD, the CNS are affected. Increased risk of malignancy. Manifestations and severity vary. Consult with a geneticist pls. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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Autoimmune Hepatitis (Definition)

A disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the liver, causing ...Read more