To diagnose non-viral hepatitis, your doctor will ask you about any risk factors and symptoms you have. He or she will then perform a physical exam and may order tests, such as:
- Imaging tests: ultrasound, MRI or CT scans
- A liver tissue sample (biopsy)
Autoimmune hepatitis is diagnosed by blood tests. Sometimes a liver tissue sample (biopsy) is required. Treatment includes medication to stop the immune system from attacking the liver. If the liver is severely damaged, a transplant may be necessary.
Be sure to show your doctor all drugs and supplements you take.