Pancreatitis Can Present Like Cancer: Lymphoplasmacytic Sclerosing Pancreatitis in a Patient with a History of Gastric Carcinoma

  • Susana Rocha Amaral Medical Oncology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luís Elvas Gastroenterology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Tatiana Pereira Medical Oncology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Gabriela Sousa Medical Oncology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Paula Jacinto Medical Oncology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Keywords

Autoimmune pancreatitis, lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis, IgG4-related disease, medical oncology

Abstract

Autoimmune pancreatitis has been associated with many syndromes in the presence of increased immunoglobulin levels. IgG4 antibodies are elevated in the context of lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis associated with IgG4-related disease. We present the case of a 74-year-old man diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis on a cancer background. Awareness of this condition in the cancer patient is crucial for timely diagnosis. Infectious complications might have implications for the choice of immunosuppressant.

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  • Published: 2019-08-06

    Issue: Vol 6 No 8 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Amaral, S., Elvas, L., Pereira, T., Sousa, G., & Jacinto, P. (2019). Pancreatitis Can Present Like Cancer: Lymphoplasmacytic Sclerosing Pancreatitis in a Patient with a History of Gastric Carcinoma. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(8). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001205