Journal of the Pancreas Open Access

  • ISSN: 1590-8577
  • Journal h-index: 79
  • Journal CiteScore: 29.12
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days

Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a newly discovered type of chronic pancreatitis that can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic carcinoma. Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is found to responds to treatment with corticosteroids, especially prednisone. Nowadays it is regarded as a form of hyper-IgG4 disease. There are two categories of AIP: Types 1 and Type 2 each with different clinical profiles. Type 1 AIP patients tended to be older and have a high relapse rate, but patients with Type 2 AIP do not experience relapse and tend to be younger. AIP does not affect long-term survival.

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