Autoimmune Pancreatitis(AIP) is a form of chronic pancreatitis in which body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells. There are two major subtypes of AIP, namely Type 1 & Type 2
Type 1 AIP generally affects during old age and is more common in males than in females. Whereas , in Type II AIP both males and females are equally prone to it and may occur in younger age group.
Among the two, Type 1 AIP is more common and it affects the Pancreas, Liver & the Gall bladder.
What are the Symptoms of AIP ?
There are no known causes of AIP, but it is thought to be caused by the body’s immune system attacking healthy body tissue.
AIP can be diagnosed by using the following set of tests:
If patient has jaundice, stent is placed in bile duct to relieve the jaundice.
Medicines are given to reduce the swelling of pancreas. Short courses or prolonged therapy may be required .
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