Autoimmune Diseases of the Hepatobiliary System

This page contains the list of conditions currently considered to be Hepatobiliary system auto immune disorders that concern the liver and gallbladder and a brief overview of each with links to more in depth information.

  • Chronic active hepatitis (CAH), or autoimmune hepatitis, is a disease of the liver usually occuring by itself, but sometimes with other autoimmune diseases e.g. lupus or APL syndrome. Symptoms include joint pain, nausea, fatigue and abdominal discomfort. Mayo Clinic Columbia University Article NDDIC
  • Crohn's Disease  - bowel disease with persistent inflammation of the lining or wall of the gastrointestinal tract.  Major symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Healthline HealthInsite  NIDDK
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) also called Hanot Syndrome,  is a chronic liver disease, where the body detroys the cells lining the bile ducts in the liver. Better Health PBC Foundation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). See Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis which are known as inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC). Common symptoms are abdominal discomfort and blood or pus in diarrhea. NDDIC



The information on this site is not meant for diagnosis of a disease - please see your health care professional with your medical concerns.

Links checked November 2018.


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