Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis.

@article{Detlefsen2011CurrentCI,
  title={Current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis.},
  author={S{\"o}nke Detlefsen and J. -Matthias L{\"o}hr and Asbj\orn Mohr Drewes and Jens Br\ondum Fr\okj{\ae}r and Guenter Kloeppel},
  journal={Recent patents on inflammation & allergy drug discovery},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={136-49}
}
Since the 1990s, autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been increasingly recognized as a special type of chronic pancreatitis. Clinically, AIP patients commonly present with jaundice, weight loss and abdominal pain. Radiologically, there is diffuse or focal enlargement of the pancreas, often with narrowing of the pancreas and bile duct. Histologically, AIP is characterized by periductal infiltrates of lymphocytes and plasma cells, cellular fibrosis and obliterative phlebitis. Recently, two types of… CONTINUE READING

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