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Arch Hellen Med, 36(1), January-February 2019, 114-116


Anemia associated with autoimmune liver disease in a middle-aged female

N.D. Karakousis,1 V. Kolonia,1 A.D. Saltamavros,1 P. Ntellas,2 K. Kaligeros1
1Second Department of Internal Medicine, "Sismanogleio" General Hospital, Athens
2Postgraduate Programme, Clinical Applications of Molecular Medicine, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) can coexist as a variant syndrome of autoimmune liver disease. The case is reported of a 49-year-old woman with anemia and ascites, in whom laboratory tests and liver biopsy revealed chronic autoimmune liver disease as the cause of her anemia. This case adds to a list of several case reports of a variant syndrome of autoimmune liver disease and anemia.

Key words: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), Variant syndrome.

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