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inflammation of the pancreas

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Autoimmune pancreatitis, and its extrapancreatic manifestations, respond very well to corticosteroid therapy, and standard treatment currently consists of 0.
Hilar and pancreatic gallium-67 accumulation is characteristic feature of autoimmune pancreatitis.
Autoimmune pancreatitis versus pancreatic cancer: a comprehensive review with emphasis on differential diagnosis.
Antibodies to carbonic anhydrase and IgG4 levels in idiopathic chronic pancreatitis: relevance for diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis.
A negative UFISH test result, in contrast, may also prompt the search for other factors that may not have been previously considered, such as autoimmune pancreatitis or obstructing stones.
While IgG4-related sclerosing disease was initially reported in the context of autoimmune pancreatitis, recent reports have shown that pulmonary involvement may occur in association with, or sometimes independently from, autoimmune pancreatitis.
Autoimmune pancreatitis management: reflections on the past decade and the decade to come.
Other differential diagnoses would include immunoglobulin G4-mediated autoimmune pancreatitis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and other histiocytic disorders.
On the other hand, the prominence of IgG4-positive plasma cells in IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis has been more intensively studied.
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a special form of chronic pancreatitis that is unique in its effective clinical response to steroid therapy.
21) Dr Zamboni and colleagues then review nonneoplastic mimickers of pancreatic neoplasms, including autoimmune pancreatitis (lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis) and paraduodenal pancreatitis (groove pancreatitis).
In autoimmune pancreatitis, which often focuses on the head of the pancreas and the extrahepatic bile duct, (6) the fibrosis affects the pancreatic tissue more evenly and makes the distinction from a tumor all the more difficult.
More importantly, in view of the high success rate of corticosteroid therapy in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), it is imperative, in the presence of pertinent clinical, imaging, and laboratory data, to establish an accurate preoperative diagnosis that will spare unnecessary surgery.
We wish to comment on the presence of pseudocyst formation referred to by Deshpande et al (1) in their comprehensive review of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) in the September 2005 issue of Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
Yoshida et al[5] first proposed the concept of autoimmune pancreatitis in 1995 and set forth 12 criteria, present in all of the cases they studied: elevated serum gamma globulin or immunoglobulin (Ig) G levels; presence of autoantibodies; diffuse pancreatic enlargement; diffuse irregular pancreatic duct narrowing on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; fibrosis and lymphocytic infiltration; absent or mild symptoms, usually without attacks of acute pancreatitis; intrapancreatic common bile duct constriction with proximal dilatation and cholestatic liver dysfunction; absence of pancreatic calcifications or cysts; occasional association with other immune-mediated diseases; and efficacy of steroid therapy.
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