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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not true: The thyroid disease does not cause the pancreatitis and correcting the thyroid will have no effect on the pancreatitis.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
No: Likely not, very different organs that don't communicate much.
Dr. Evan Hirsch
Integrative Medicine 9 years experience
NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas.

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