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What are the typical symptoms that autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) patients experience? We break them down so you know what to expect. 

​The initial and long-term symptoms associated with AIH are commonly different among patients. There is a wide spectrum of complaints in patients with AIH. It remains unclear why these symptoms are present in some and not in others. 25% of patients are asymptomatic when diagnosed, with abnormal liver tests likely found when testing for other health issues.

Common reported symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and difficulty sleeping.

difficulty sleeping


itchy skin

loss of appetite

abdominal discomfort, including pain in the right upper quadrant.

joint pain



dry mouth or eyes

skin rashes

anxiety & depression

While some patients have few or no symptoms, others have symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life. The side effects from treatments can sometimes be even worse than the symptoms themselves. Learn more about what it’s like living with autoimmune hepatitis.



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