Signs and symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis can range from minor to severe and may come on suddenly or develop over time. Some people have few, if any, recognized problems in the early stages of the disease, whereas others experience signs and symptoms that may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Joint pain
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • An enlarged liver
  • Abnormal blood vessels on the skin (spider angiomas)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rashes
  • Dark-colored urine
  • In women, loss of menstruation

When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.

Apr. 18, 2012