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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

How are celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis different?

Totally different. While both are autoimmune diseases, celiac is basically a GI disease characterized by a sensitivity to wheat (gluten) and hepatitis is characterized by inflammation involving the liver. Read more...
The target. Most would understand that the antibodies you develop after a measles shot attack the measles virus, not the flu virus. In the same way, the antibodies that develop in celiac attack the tissues specific to the intestine and not the liver cells. Autoimmune doesn't mean the whole system attacks itself, it is usually quite specific to the target selected. Read more...