Your liver plays a vital role in removing harmful substances, or toxins, from your blood.
Autoimmune liver disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks the healthy cells in the liver. If you have an autoimmune liver condition, experts at the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases can help.
The causes for these types of liver diseases is unknown, but genetics may be a factor.
Other contributors might include:
At the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases, we treat the full range of autoimmune liver diseases, including:
Doctors recommend a variety of treatment options for different types of autoimmune liver diseases.
Treatments may include:
Over time, autoimmune liver diseases can become severe and may cause the liver to stop working. In those cases, doctors may recommend a transplant to replace your liver with a healthy liver from a living or deceased donor.
Doctors at the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases treat the full range of liver conditions, no matter the severity of your disease.
Our world renowned hepatologists will work with you to:
Our doctors work closely with experts at the UPMC Liver Transplant Program, one of the most experienced transplant centers in the country. Together, we care for those with severe liver damage and disease.
To make an appointment at the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases, call 412-647-1170.
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