Autoimmune pancreatitis: Pathologic subtypes and their implications for its diagnosis

Aravind Sugumar, Günter Klöppel, Suresh T. Chari

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Abstract

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare but treatable form of pancreatic disease that is being increasingly recognized worldwide. The diagnosis of AIP remains a clinical challenge and the difficulty is compounded by the fact that there are no internationally agreed on diagnostic criteria for AIP. One of the reasons for the lack of consensus on diagnostic criteria could be that the term AIP likely refers to more than one distinct disease or subtype. This may explain the divide between European and other diagnostic criteria. Recent insights into AIP subtypes should help develop an evidence-based consensus on diagnostic criteria for the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2308-2310
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume104
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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