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We read with great interest the article by Masamune et al1 regarding the role of long-term maintenance corticosteroids in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP).1 AIP is a steroid responsive disorder, which has two distinct entities with overlapping features, classified as type I and type II AIP. While type I AIP is a part of a spectrum of IgG4-related disease with extrapancreatic manifestations, type II is a pancreas-specific disease. The diagnostic criteria, treatment approach and prognosis are different between the …
Contributors All authors have contributed equally to the preparation of the manuscript.
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