Steroid Free Treatment of Autoimmune Hepatitis in Selected Children

Andrew Wehrman, Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Amit Shah, Didja Hilmara, Henry Lin, Elizabeth B. Rand

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Abstract

Current guidelines recommend steroids for induction of remission in all children diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis regardless of the clinical presentation. In this report, we describe our experience in treating selected asymptomatic children with autoimmune hepatitis using a steroid-free regimen; this treatment strategy was safe and effective in inducing remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume207
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • AIH
  • azathioprine
  • liver disease
  • pediatric
  • prednisone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Wehrman, A., Waisbourd-Zinman, O., Shah, A., Hilmara, D., Lin, H., & Rand, E. B. (2019). Steroid Free Treatment of Autoimmune Hepatitis in Selected Children. Journal of Pediatrics, 207, 244-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.12.070