TITLE

Autoimmune pancreatitis -- also a Western disease

AUTHOR(S)
Suffon, R
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Gut;May2005, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p581
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on autoimmune pancreatitis. Autoimmune pancreatitis is recognized worldwide as a T cell mediated, organ specific disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine parenchyma with fibrosis and autoantibodies, including to carbonic anhydrase II. Spontaneous development of autoimmune pancreatitis is a characteristic of the autoimmune disease prone MRL/+ mouse and Wistar Bonn/Kobori rat, and also occurs in German shepherd and rough coated collie dogs.
ACCESSION #
16886326

 

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