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Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. positive ana - igg1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. but her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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