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[Case of autoimmune pancreatitis accompanied by autoimmune hemolytic anemia].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology
Publication Date
Volume
106
Issue
5
Pages
698–705
Identifiers
PMID: 19420875
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 70-year-old man was initially referred to our hospital complaining of back pain and jaundice. Autoimmune pancreatitis was diagnosed. He responded well to steroid therapy. When he was 73-years-old, he was referred to our hospital again because of anemia. He had a low hemoglobin level of 9.3g/dl, and positive Coombs tests, which were suggestive of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. His laboratory data revealed the recurrence of autoimmune pancreatitis, although he had no symptoms. Steroid therapy was very effective on both occasions. This case is the second reported case of autoimmune pancreatitis accompanied by autoimmune hemolytic anemia in Japan.

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