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Epidemiology and Burden of Disease

  • Mark W. RussoEmail author
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Abstract

Autoimmune hepatitis is an uncommon chronic liver disease that affects women more frequently than men. This chapter will focus on epidemiology of AIH describing differences in incidence and prevalence among countries and regions, differences by gender, race, and ethnicity, as well as burden of disease. The highest incidence and prevalence of AIH are seen in Scandinavian countries and native Alaskans. Blacks and Latinos present with more severe disease and advanced fibrosis. The economic burden and hospitalizations are also described.

Keywords

Prevalence Incidence Rate 

Abbreviations

AIH

autoimmune hepatitis

Anti-LKM1

antibodies to liver kidney microsome type 1

Anti-SLA

antibodies to soluble liver antigen

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carolinas Medical Center-Atrium HealthCharlotteUSA

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