JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Sajan Jiv Singh Nagpal, Ayush Sharma, Suresh T Chari
American Journal of Gastroenterology 2018, 113 (9): 1301
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Over the course of the last 2 decades our knowledge of autoimmune pancreatitis has increased exponentially. In this review, we summarize the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of AIP, to better allow general gastroenterologists and primary care providers to consider AIP as a as a rare but important cause of painless obstructive jaundice and recurrent acute pancreatitis. While steroids remain the mainstay of first line therapy, a number of patients with type 1 AIP require immunomodulators or rituximab to maintain remission; recommendations on the management of relapses continue to evolve.

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