Multicentric Italian survey on daily practice for autoimmune pancreatitis: Clinical data, diagnosis, treatment, and evolution toward pancreatic insufficiency

Published on May 12, 2020in United European gastroenterology journal3.549
· DOI :10.1177/2050640620924302
Luca Barresi22
Estimated H-index: 22
Matteo Tacelli5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 26 AuthorsEndoscopists1
Estimated H-index: 1
BackgroundAutoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare, and relatively new, form of chronic pancreatitis. The management of AIP can vary considerably among different centres in daily clinical practice.O...
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