“Twenty-five years ago, while I was pregnant with my daughter, I turned yellow. Doctors told me my jaundice would get better after I delivered my daughter. That did not happen.” Read Danae’s story about living with an undiagnosed liver disease.
Jontanna lived the typical life of an American high school student until she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune liver disease. People like Jontanna need your help, please donate today! Give once or monthly.
Meet Barb Pitts – National Liver Champion of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) 2022 Liver Life Walks. Barb was diagnosed with liver disease in 1999 at age 44. Initially, her symptoms aligned with PBC, a chronic liver disease resulting from progressive destruction of bile ducts in the liver – but – after extensive testing revealed a lack of PBC markers, the mystery ensued. Bard said, “At that point they could not diagnose me so my doctor and I jokingly called it “BPD” - Barb Pitts Disease.”
Having Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) and Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) can be challenging.
In autoimmune hepatitis, the body’s immune system attacks liver cells leading to liver inflammation.