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Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Names 

Autoimmune pancreatitis
Lymphoplasmocytic sclerosing pancreatitis

Description

Inflammation of the pancreas that may be acute or chronic.

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Prevalence

Typical Age of onset

40-60

Symptoms

Often does not cause any symptoms but when it does, the symptoms are similar to pancreatic cancer.

  • pain in your upper abdomen
  • diarrhea
  • fatty stools, which are loose, pale, and don’t flush away easily
  • nausea and vomiting
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained weight loss
  • excessive thirst and fatigue

    You may experience more severe symptoms as the disease progresses, such as:
     
  • pancreatic fluids in your abdomen
  • jaundice, which is characterized by a yellowish discoloration in your eyes and skin
  • internal bleeding
  • intestinal blockage