|Published in||Revue médicale suisse. 2010, vol. 6, no. 261, p. 1662-1666|
|Abstract||Autoimmune pancreatitis (ALP) represents a distinct form of chronic pancreatitis initially described in Japan but now reported worldwide. AIP often presents with obstructive jaundice/pancreatic mass as well as pancreatic exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. Histologically, it is characterised by a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with fibrosis. The disease responds readily to steroids in 70-80% of cases. Given the absence of unified diagnostic criteria, the diagnosis of AIP proves difficult. In particular, distinguishing ALP from pancreatic or biliary cancer remains a challenging task. In order to avoid unnecessary resections for an otherwise benign and easily treatable condition, it is urgent to refine diagnostic criteria and to reach an international consensus.|
|Keywords||Autoimmune Diseases/*diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology — Diagnosis, Differential — Europe/epidemiology — Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency/diagnosis/immunology — Glucocorticoids/therapeutic use — Humans — Jaundice, Obstructive/diagnosis/immunology — Pancreatitis, Chronic/*diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology/*immunology — Treatment Outcome|
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|Research group||Physiopathologie de la pancréatite aiguë (601)|
|VONLAUFEN, Alain, FROSSARD, Jean-Louis. Pancréatite autoimmune. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2010, vol. 6, n° 261, p. 1662-1666. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20587|