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Joint Pain And Autoimmune Hepatitis

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autoimmune hepatitis

is autoimmune hepatitis genetic or hereditary ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is suspected that some patients may have a genetic predisposition, but it is not known for sure. There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis. One can develop in people of any age. The other type, usually develops in only girls or young women and... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need desperate help!!!!!.My girlfrient was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis last june. She had a lots of infections inclding pink eye last winter. After...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Autoimmune hepatitis is most commonly found in women who are young. It usually requires lifelong treatment. The chances of developing liver cancer are very small if it is treated. There really has to be cirrhosis for liver cancer to be a real worry.... Read more »

Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I am an inactive carrier because my liver function tests, ALT, AST have been consistently normal. (By normal, I mean ALT < 33 IU, not like the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I looked up the journal article you found, but you will note that this is only a studies of laboratory phenomena...There are no liver biopsy results reported. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis based on liver histology in most cases. Some patients... Read more »

Autoimmune Hepatitis

My sister is a 27 year old mother of 3. Her health seems to worsen after each birth. She was diagnosed with Hepatitis C when she was 16, about 30% of her liver has cirrohosis. Her spleen is the size of a baseball. She also may have Dysmenorrhea. She...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would hope that she will see a liver specialist for evaluation for treatment. Depending on her genotype, she may be a candidate for new therapies as well.... Read more »
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Joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if joint pain is a symptom of ARS, and what if it started to occur after 6 months. Whats the earliest symptoms could occur for HIV that is after ARS?

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Joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When you talk about joint pain associated with ARS, Is it more like arhhritis type pain or more like the joint pain you experience with a flu. I been having arthritis type pain for a 5 weeks now along with some sickly feeling and am wondering if it... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »

joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm feeling joint pain all over and also muscle pain as well as sore throat which is gone due to antibiotics but it is still irritated. I'm very scared and since last week I had several panic attacks.I'm most worried about the muscle and joint pain... Read more »