Unmet clinical need in autoimmune liver diseases

Jessica K. Dyson, Gwilym Webb, Gideon M. Hirschfield, Ansgar Lohse, Ulrich Beuers, Keith Lindor, David E.j. Jones

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Despite recent advances in understanding and treatment, there remain significant areas of unmet clinical need in each of the autoimmune liver diseases (AILDs). The evolving research landscape and emerging large patient cohorts are creating unique opportunities to translate science into new therapies and care pathways, with the potential to significantly improve the lives of AILD patients. However, the areas of unmet need represent real challenges, which need to be addressed, if this vision is to be realised. This review describes the areas of unmet need in AILD in adults relating to diagnostic and prognostic assessment, primary therapy, symptom management, trial design and delivery, and structured care delivery, with the aim of focusing future research prioritisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-218
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hepatology
Issue number1
Early online date16 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • Unmet clinical need
  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • IgG4 disease
  • Stratified care delivery


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