Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1022-5129
CALISTO, JL et al. Autoimmune hepatitis with elevation of CA 19-9 and normalization with immunosuppresant treatment: case report and review of the literature . Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp. 167-170. ISSN 1022-5129.
We describe the case of an 81 year old woman that presented with jaundice, bile duct dilation, hepatic liver tests abnormalities and elevated levels of CA-19-9 (741 UI). Intestinal and pancreatic neoplasia were ruled out. Hepatic biopsy revealed chronic inflammation, cirrhosis and findings consistent with autoimmune hepatitis. The patient was given a course of corticoids and the disease as well as levels of CA-19-9 returned to normal levels.
Palabras llave : Autoimmune hepatitis; immune therapy.