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Case Reports in Immunology
Volume 2013, Article ID 742080, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/742080
Case Report

Autoimmune Hepatitis with Anti Centromere Antibodies

1Department of Biochemistry, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal 713212, India
2Department of Microbiology, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal 713212, India
3Department of Cardiology, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal 713212, India

Received 27 April 2013; Accepted 10 July 2013

Academic Editors: M. T. Perez-Gracia, C. Pignata, and B. Sarov

Copyright © 2013 Moushumi Lodh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present the case report of a 49-year-old type 2 diabetes mellitus patient presenting with abdominal pain and black stool for 15 days. A proper workup of laboratory investigations helped us diagnose autoimmune hepatitis with anticentromere antibodies. The authors would like to highlight that screening AIH patients for anticentromere antibody is not mandatory but can be considered, especially in the presence of disease-related symptomatology for quicker, more accurate diagnosis and optimum management.