A Case Report of Childhood Recurrent Autoimmune Pancreatitis: A Rare Emerging Entity SD01-SD02
Dr. Mohammed Y Hasosah,
Assistant Professor of Pediatric, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology,
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Pediatric Consultant Gastroenterologist,
King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, PO Box: 8202, Jeddah-21482, Saudi Arabia.
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare entity in the paediatric population and its aetiology is unknown. Here, we report a 10-year-old girl with recurrent abdominal pain. A diagnosis of AIP was made based on elevated pancreatic enzymes, elevated IgG 4 and image findings. She responded to corticosteroid treatment. AIP should be considered in the differential diagnosis of recurrent pancreatitis. Correct diagnosis can help avert the consequences of progressive disease and unnecessary surgery.