Long-term prognosis of autoimmune pancreatitis with and without corticosteroid treatment.

@article{Hirano2007LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term prognosis of autoimmune pancreatitis with and without corticosteroid treatment.},
  author={Kenji Hirano and Minoru Tada and Hiroyuki Isayama and Hiroshi Yagioka and Takashi Sasaki and Hirofumi Kogure and Yousuke Nakai and Naoki Sasahira and Takeshi Tsujino and Haruhiko Yoshida and Takao Kawabe and Masao Omata},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={1719-24}
}
OBJECTIVES Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a unique form of chronic pancreatitis, and has a favourable response to corticosteroid treatment (CST). Little is known, however, about the long-term outcome of AIP. This study aimed to document the prognosis without and with CST, and to examine the indication for CST. PATIENTS AND METHODS The prognosis and clinical features of 23 patients without CST and 19 patients treated with CST from onset were investigated. In addition, factors concerning the… CONTINUE READING
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