Autoimmune liver diseases

An autoimmune liver disease means that the body’s immune system is attacking the liver. These diseases can lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver failure.

  • Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)—Primary biliary cholangitis is a chronic disease in which the small bile ducts in the liver become injured and inflamed. Bile is a solution produced by the liver that helps digest fats and eliminate waste products. Eventually, the bile ducts are destroyed, and the bile builds up resulting in liver damage.

  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)—Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic disease. The bile ducts inside and outside the liver become inflamed and scarred, and eventually narrowed or blocked. The build-up of the bile causes liver damage.
  • Autoimmune hepatitis—Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic liver disease in which the immune system attacks the liver. If autoimmune hepatitis is not treated it can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
 

Doctors + Care Team

Raza Malik, MD, PhD

Raza Malik, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Hepatology; Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
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Acute Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, General Hepatology

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David Lee, MD

David Lee, MD

Title(s): Advanced Hepatology Fellow
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Chronic liver diseases, viral hepatitis, fatty liver diseases, autoimmune and hereditary liver disorders

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Raffi Karagozian, MD

Raffi Karagozian, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Hepatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-4505

Transplant hepatology, Hepatitis C

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