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Recently diagnosed with AIH, what does all this mean
I recently went in for a liver biopsy and here is the results,

Final Diagnosis:
Liver, core biopsy - Active chronic hepatitis with moderate plasma cell component, portal lymphoid follicles, and centrilobular necrosis (grade 3 of 4), see comment - Periportal fibrosis (stage 2 of 4). - No abnormal iron accumulation

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Morphology is compatible with autoimmune hepatitis, and is supported by clinical history of anti-F-actin and antimitochondrial antibodies noted in the electronic medical record.  No features are seen to suggest primary biliary cirrhosis in this material.

I see my Gastro tomorrow afternoon and would like to know if there are any questions that I need to ask??  I could use some guidance.

Thank You in advance
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Hi and welcome

You have posted in the hepatitis c Community and from your report it appears you have auto immune hepatitis.

There is another community for that condition you may be better to ask your question there

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Hepatitis-Autoimmune/show/224

There is also a Liver disorder community
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Liver-Disorders/show/286

And a Cirrhosis of the liver community.
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Cirrhosis-of-the-Liver/show/1390

You don't appear to have cirrhosis from what you posted but there are some very smart people over there on that group.

Best of luck to you
Lynn
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Happen to see your post and thought I would respond. Sorry to hear about you having AIH and you might get more info from that forum as this is the Hep C forum. The good thing is you are not cirrhotic but you are later stage 2. Here is some reading before you see your doctor. Best to you.

http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/aihep/
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Fortunately the treatments for AIH is very effective, and I hope you are the treatable form. The question to ask is there something strange going on that the typical treatments don't cover. AIH is a very treatable disease, with the right doctor, if you are not on board with the assigned doctor, you need a new doctor.
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