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Autoimmune pancreatitis: case series and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19429804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AuP) is a chronic pancreatic inflammation secondary to an underlying autoimmune mechanism. After early reports of a particular type of pancreatitis associated with hypergammaglobulinemia, others asserted that there is an autoimmune mechanism involved in some patients with chronic pancreatitis. In 1995 AuP was first described as a distinct clinical entity. Since then, there have been many documented cases of AuP in Japan, and now, perhaps due to increased awareness, more cases are being reported in Europe and the United States. Herein we present our experience with 3 cases of AuP and we review the relevant literature. These 3 cases demonstrate the difficulties that exist in making the diagnosis of AuP and the impact that the diagnosis can have on patient management.
Rada Shakov; Joseph R DePasquale; Hossam Elfarra; Robert S Spira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of clinical and laboratory science     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1550-8080     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Clin. Lab. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410247     Medline TA:  Ann Clin Lab Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, St. Michael's Medical Center, 268 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Autoimmune Diseases / drug therapy,  immunology,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Immunoglobulin G / blood
Inflammation / immunology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / drug therapy,  immunology,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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