Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis: the Mayo Clinic experience.

  title={Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis: the Mayo Clinic experience.},
  author={Suresh T. Chari and Thomas C. Smyrk and Michael J. Levy and Mark D. Topazian and Naoki Takahashi and Lizhi Zhang and Jonathan E. Clain and Randall K. Pearson and Bret T. Petersen and Santhi Swaroop Vege and Michael B. Farnell},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={1010-6; quiz 934}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The Japan Pancreas Society criteria for diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) mandate presence of characteristic imaging (diffuse pancreatic enlargement with diffusely irregular, narrow pancreatic duct). AIP has unique histologic features associated with infiltration of tissues of affected organs with abundant IgG4-positive cells. We propose expanded diagnostic criteria for AIP with a cohort of histologically confirmed AIP. METHODS We reviewed the pancreatic imaging… CONTINUE READING
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