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What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Location of effect

Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different.

In brief: Location of effect

Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Very different

Celiac disease is an allergy to a protein found in wheat called gluten.
It can be associated with abnormal liver tests but usually is associated with anemia, diarrhea or other intestinal issues. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease affecting the liver caused by an overactive immune system. Both are likely genetically predetermined but not generally related to each other.

In brief: Very different

Celiac disease is an allergy to a protein found in wheat called gluten.
It can be associated with abnormal liver tests but usually is associated with anemia, diarrhea or other intestinal issues. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease affecting the liver caused by an overactive immune system. Both are likely genetically predetermined but not generally related to each other.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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