Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (6): 731-734.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2016.06.018

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Autoimmune Pancreatitis:Typing,Diagnosis,and Treatment

Yi-xiao ZHAO, Hong LÜ()   

  1. Department of Gastroenterology,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2016-07-15 Online:2016-12-20 Published:2016-12-20


Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP),a special type of chronic pancreatitis,is autoimmune-mediated and can be accompanied by swelling of the pancreas and irregular stenosis of the pancreatic duct. The main pathological features are fibrosis of pancreatic duct with IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic infiltration. Different typing methods of AIP can have differerent disease conditions. This paper reviews the history,clinical presentation,diagnostic criteria,and treatment of different AIP types to provide a new basis for the diagnosis and treatment.

Key words: autoimmune pancreatitis, types, advances in diagnosis and treatment

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