Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Jan;32(1):75-79.

A Case of Autoimmune Pancreatitis with Eosinophilic Infiltration that Demonstrated Multiple Masses on Endoscopic Ultrasonography

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yongtkim@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Autoimmune pancreatitis can be defined as an inflammation of the pancreas that is due to autoimmune mechanisms. Since the first report in 1961, there have been many reports on the autoantibodies, the radiological findings and the pathology of autoimmune pancreatitis. Lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with fibrosis is the characteristic histological feature of autoimmune pancreatitis. Eosinophilic infiltration has been reported in a subset of autoimmune pancreatitis patients. We report here on a case of autoimmune pancreatitis with eosinophilic infiltration, and the endoscopic ultrasonography showed multiple hypoechoic masses throughout the whole pancreas.

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Pancreatitis; Autoimmune diseases; Eosinophilia; Endosonography
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