‘Rare’ type 3 autoimmune pancreatitis results in rapid pancreatic atrophy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Type 3 autoimmune pancreatitis led to rapid pancreatic atrophy and functional endocrine failure despite steroid therapy or immune checkpoint inhibitor withdrawal, a researcher reported at ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“Immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer care. … By blocking [regulators of the immune system], they evoke an unmitigated immune response that is highly efficacious in anti-tumor activity,” Anusha S. Thomas, MD, assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Texas MD Anderson CancerRead More

Generated by Feedzy