Autoimmune pancreatitis/IgG4-associated cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis--overlapping or separate diseases?
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a recently described fibroinflammatory disease which is characterised by raised serum levels of IgG4 (in >70% of cases), and an IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic tissue infiltrate. A favourable and rapid clinical response to oral steroid therapy is often seen. Biliary involvement is common, and the term IgG4-associated cholangitis has recently been coined. The cholangiographic appearances of IgG4-associated cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis can be diff...Expand abstract
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