Q&A With Craig Lammert From Indiana University Health: Testing and Treatment of Autoimmune Hepatitis Still Being Developed

There are a variety of ways to test patients for autoimmune hepatitis and there are different treatment options for those patients as well. The key is finding the condition to match treatment before it is too late for the patients.

There are a variety of ways to test patients for autoimmune hepatitis and there are different treatment options for those patients as well. The key is finding the condition to match treatment before it is too late for the patients.

Craig S. Lammert, MD, from the Indiana University Health System said that once the condition has been identified the key is "treatment, treatment, treatment." Just getting the diagnosis is key and can be a difficult process as sometimes the biggest signs can be abnormal liver tests. There are also some medications available but those also have their own risks and side effects. "At least at this point in time, treatment of autoimmune hepatitis is similar to the hammer and nail. I'm the hammer and it's the nail.