TITLE

Autoimmune pancreatitis associated with renal lesions mimicking metastatic tumours

AUTHOR(S)
Rudmik, Lucas; Trpkov, Kiril; Nash, Carla; Kinnear, Susan; Falck, Vincent; Dushinski, John; Dixon, Elijah
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that is often misdiagnosed as pancreatic cancer. Since autoimmune pancreatitis is benign and responds to steroid management, it is important to diagnose it to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. We describe a novel case of IgG4-associated autoimmune pancreatitis presenting with tubulointerstitial nephritis as renal lesions mimicking metastatic tumours but with no change in renal function.
ACCESSION #
21988398

 

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