Brazilian society of hepatology recommendations for the diagnosis and management of autoimmune diseases of the liver

Arq Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;52 Suppl 1:15-46. doi: 10.1590/S0004-28032015000500002.


In order to draw evidence-based recommendations concerning the management of autoimmune diseases of the liver, the Brazilian Society of Hepatology has sponsored a single-topic meeting in October 18th, 2014 at São Paulo. An organizing committee comprised of seven investigators was previously elected by the Governing Board to organize the scientific agenda as well as to select twenty panelists to make a systematic review of the literature and to present topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis and their overlap syndromes. After the meeting, all panelists gathered together for the discussion of the topics and the elaboration of those recommendations. The text was subsequently submitted for suggestions and approval of all members of the Brazilian Society of Hepatology through its homepage. The present paper is the final version of the reviewed manuscript organized in topics, followed by the recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Hepatology.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Cholangitis, Sclerosing / diagnosis*
  • Cholangitis, Sclerosing / therapy*
  • Hepatitis, Autoimmune / diagnosis*
  • Hepatitis, Autoimmune / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / diagnosis*
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / therapy*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Syndrome