[Autoimmune pancreatitis. Evidence based management guidelines of the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group]

Zsolt Dubravcsik, Gyula Farkas, Péter Hegyi, István Hritz, Dezső Kelemen, Natália Lásztity, Zita Morvay, Attila Oláh, Ákos Pap, Andrea Párniczky, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Zsolt Szentkereszti, Richárd Szmola, Tamás Takács, László Tiszlavicz, Ákos Szücs, László Czakó
Orvosi Hetilap 2015 February 22, 156 (8): 292-307
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare disease which can even mimic pancreatic tumor, however, unlike the latter, it requires not surgical but conservative management. Correct diagnosis and differential diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis and treatment of these patients requires up-to-date and evidence based management guidelines. The Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group proposed to prepare an evidence based guideline based on the available international guidelines and evidences. The preparatory and consultation task force appointed by the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group translated and complemented and/or modified the international guidelines if it was necessary. 29 relevant clinical questions in 4 topics were defined (Basics; Diagnosis; Differential diagnostics; Therapy). Evidence was classified according to the UpToDate(®) grading system. The draft of the guidelines was presented and discussed at the consensus meeting on September 12, 2014. All clinial questions were accepted with almost total (more than 95%) agreement. The present guideline is the first evidence based autoimmune pancreatitis guideline in Hungary. The guideline may provide very important and helpful data for tuition of autoimmune pancreatitis, for everyday practice and for establishing proper finance. Therefore, the authors believe that these guidelines will widely become a basic reference in Hungary.

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