Autoimmune or immunoglobulin G subtype (IgG4) pancreatitis is a newly recognised clinical entity and is an important differential diagnosis for patients presenting with obstructive jaundice. Knowledge of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) continues to evolve both for pathogenesis and management; however diagnosis is often not straightforward or even considered, therefore a high index of suspicion remains an important tool for the treating physician. The six cases presented illustrate both the difficulties in diagnosis as well as management of this condition.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Internal Medicine Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2010|
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Obstructive jaundice
- Pancreatic malignancy