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What are the different types of autoimmune hepatitis?

There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis: Type I and Type II. Type I accounts for most cases in North America; can occur at any age, and is most common in women. Approximately 50% of those diagnosed with type I autoimmune hepatitis also have other immune disorders, including type 1 diabetes, thyroiditis, Graves disease, ulcerative colitis, Sjogrenae's syndrome, or autoimmune anemia. Type II is less common, and is seen mostly in young girls, ages 2-14 in Southern Europe, although adults can be diagnosed with it as well.

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