Steroids are used to induce remission in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Low-dosage steroid therapy or immunosuppressant (IMs) has been proposed as maintenance therapy to prevent AIP relapse. Few and conflicting data have been published on the efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in preventing AIP relapse. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indication and efficacy of AZA as maintenance therapy to prevent disease relapse in AIP.

Azathioprine Maintenance Therapy to Prevent Relapses in Autoimmune Pancreatitis

de Pretis, Nicolò;Amodio, Antonio;Bernardoni, Laura;Campagnola, Pietro;Capuano, Fabiana;Gabbrielli, Armando;MASSELLA, Arianna;Frulloni, Luca
2017

Abstract

Steroids are used to induce remission in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Low-dosage steroid therapy or immunosuppressant (IMs) has been proposed as maintenance therapy to prevent AIP relapse. Few and conflicting data have been published on the efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) in preventing AIP relapse. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indication and efficacy of AZA as maintenance therapy to prevent disease relapse in AIP.
autoimmune pancreatitis
azathioprine
therapy
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