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Diffuse Pancreatic Lesion Mimicking Autoimmune Pancreatitis in an HIV-Infected Patient: Successful Treatment by Antiretroviral Therapy.
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PMID:  21904075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
CONTEXT: Pancreatitis is a common complication of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in an HIV population are medication and opportunistic infections.
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a young, untreated, HIV-infected female who presented with acute pancreatitis of unknown origin. Unique to this case are the autoimmune pancreatitis-like features on imaging studies associated with renal mass-like lesions and lymph node involvement as well as the favorable outcome using highly active antiretroviral therapy alone.
CONCLUSION: In HIV-infected patients, acute pancreatitis may present on imaging studies as autoimmune pancreatitis. In patients with uncontrolled HIV infection and imaging studies suggestive of autoimmune pancreatitis, direct HIV-related inflammation should be considered after exclusion of all other causes of pancreatitis.
Gil Leurquin-Sterk; Kinda Schepers; Myriam Delhaye; Serge Goldman; Laurine Verset; Celso Matos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Clinics of Brussels, "Erasme" Hospital. Brussels, Belgium.
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