Overview autoimmune pancreatitis also called aip is a chronic inflammation that is thought to be caused by the bodys immune system attacking the pancreas and that responds to steroid therapy. Autoimmune pancreatitis affects the pancreas a gland behind the stomach and in front of the spine and can also affect the bile ducts salivary glands kidneys and lymph nodes it is thought to occur when the immune system mistakenly begins to attack these healthy body tissues glands and organs common signs and symptoms include painless jaundice weight loss and noncancerous masses in . Autoimmune pancreatitis also called aip is a chronic inflammation that is thought to be caused by the bodys immune system attacking the pancreas and that responds to steroid therapy two subtypes of aip are now recognized type 1 and type 2 type 1 aip is also called igg4 related pancreatitis and . Introduction autoimmune pancreatitis aip is characterized by pancreatic swelling and irregular narrowing of the main pancreatic duct which often mimic pancreatic cancer 1 17 18 20
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