Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Timothy B. Gardner, Suresh T. Chari

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Abstract

Autoimmune pancreatitis is the pancreatic manifestation of a systemic disorder that affects various organs, including the bile duct, retroperitoneum, kidney, and parotid and lacrimal glands. It represents a recently described subset of chronic pancreatitis that is immune mediated and has unique histologic, morphologic, and clinical characteristics. A hallmark of the disease is its rapid response to corticosteroid treatment. Although still a rare disease, autoimmune pancreatitis is increasingly becoming recognized clinically, leading to evolution in the understanding of its prognosis, clinical characteristics, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-460
Number of pages22
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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