Idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease and the first type of autoimmune form of pancreatitis: case report

Authors: Tomáš Kupka 1;  Ivo Novotný 2;  Lumír Kunovský 3,4;  Magdalena Uvírová 5;  Martin Blaho 1;  Jana Dvořáčková 6;  Petr Dítě 1
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika LF OU a FN Ostrava 1;  Oddělení gastroenterologie Masarykova onkologického stavu, Brno 2;  Interní gastroenterologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno, pracoviště Bohunice 3;  Chirurgická klinika LF MU a FN Brno, pracoviště Bohunice 4;  CGB laboratoř a. s., Ostrava 5;  Ústav patologie LF OU a FN Ostrava 6
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2019; 65(7-8): 520-523
Category: Case reports


The autoimmune form of pancreatitis (AIP) is divided into the following two subtypes. The 1st subtype is characterized by the high presence of immunoglobulin G4 in the blood serum and tissue of some organs which are in the close connection to the so called IgG4 associated disorders. The typical diagnostic signs of AIP are the histomorphological changes. This type of AIP is more frequent than the 2nd type with which has however some common histomorphological signs and mainly the positive response to the administered steroids used in the initial treatment. Whilst the 1st type of AIP is typically connected to the disorders of various organs such are the biliary tract, salivary and lacrimal glands, retroperitoneal fibrosis, reins, prostate gland and the next ones, the 2nd type of AIP is significantly connected to the inflammatory bowel disease only. Inflammatory bowel diseases are rarely present in the 1st type of AIP on the contrary. In our case report we mention the first published observations performed in the Czech Republic when the 1st type of AIP is succeeded by the inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn´s disease.


autoimmune pancreatitis – immunoglobulin G4 – immunoglobulin G4 associated disorders – inflammatory bowel disease

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