A case of autoimmune hepatitis accompanied by systemic lupus erythematosus
Published on Jan 1, 2007in The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Autoimmune hepatitis accompanied by systemic erythematosus lupus is rare. Usually, lupus-related advanced liver involvement is indistinguishable from autoimmune hepatitis accompanied by lupus, as they share common clinical, biochemical, serological, and histological manifestations. However, each disease has its own diagnostic criteria, and they have been defined as two different categories. Therefore, distinguishing between the two diseases is important to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. A 41-year-old woman was hospitalized with jaundice and a malar rash. The patient met the diagnostic criteria of both systemic erythematosus lupus and autoimmune hepatitis. After corticosteroid treatment, the patient's condition improved. Therefore, we report our experience of a rare case of autoimmune hepatitis accompanied by systemic erythematosus lupus with a review of the literature.