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If autoimmune hepatitis is left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis of the liver (cirrhosis) and eventually liver failure. Photo: Case Report/PRHSJ.
A tooth erosion from a young Puerto Rican woman is now part of the scientific literature.
And it is that a 33-year-old patient presented to doctors with an eight-week history of dental caries, a three-year history of alcoholism and denied having experienced vomiting or reflux, as illustrated in the pictured image. Case Published in the Puerto Rico Journal attached to the Medical Sciences Campus.
During the woman’s oral examination, halitosis was detected—a microscopic irregular surface of the tongue that produces odors that contributes to bad breath—dental caries in the tongue, the surface of the molar teeth, in the soft tissues Jaundice, palpitations, petechiae – small round spots on the skin due to bleeding – and a red wound Cradle on hard palate with hard rim and velvety base.
A liver biopsy was performed and microscopic analysis revealed hepatitis characterized by acute lymphoplasmacytic infiltration – reaction aggressiveness of the gastric mucosa– and hepatic necrosis, supporting part of the case description.
These findings, including laboratory tests, confirmed the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. The patient received treatment based on steroid therapy and was developing satisfactory in three months to track.
Hepatitis Autoimmune disease is inflammation of the liver that occurs when the liver’s immune system body attacks liver cells, The exact cause is not clearly known, but it appears to be genetic and environmental factors Over time they interact and promote the development of the disease.
And Hepatitis If the autoimmune disease is left untreated, it can lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and, over time, liver failure. However, when diagnosed and treated early, it can be controlled with medications that suppress the immune system.
Liver transplantation may be an option when Hepatitis Autoimmune disease does not respond to pharmacological treatments.
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