Summary of Autoimmune hepatitis
Flashcards on Autoimmune hepatitis
is the autoantibody associated with autoimmune hepatitis.
Questions on Autoimmune hepatitis
A 33 year-old female comes to the office because of increasing fatigue and joint pain for the past 3 months. She has also noticed a decreased appetite and a 4-kg (8.8-lb) weight loss. She does not complain of abdominal pain, neurologic symptoms, and she has not noticed any new rashes. She has always had irregular periods, but her last “regular” period was 8 weeks ago. Her medical history is noncontributory and she takes no medications. She has been sexually active with her boyfriend for the past 4 months. Her temperature is 37.8°C (100°F), pulse is 77/min, and blood pressure is 132/88 mm Hg. Examination shows scleral icterus, spider telangiectasias on the trunk, and mild hepatosplenomegaly. Urine pregnancy test is negative. Laboratory studies show:*
***Note: IgG value should read 46g/L
Which of the following is the most appropriate test to confirm the diagnosis?