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Autoimmune pancreatitis with associated ulcerative colitis in a teenager
  1. Carolina Isabel Gouveia1,
  2. Laura Oliveira2,
  3. António P Campos2 and
  4. José Cabral2
  1. 1 Department of Pediatric, Hospital Doutor Nelio Mendonca, Funchal, Portugal
  2. 2 Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital Dona Estefania, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carolina Isabel Gouveia, carolinaifgouveia{at}


Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare entity that is extremely uncommon in children. Its diagnosis is also a clinical challenge. This form of chronic pancreatitis often presents itself with obstructive jaundice and/or a pancreatic mass and it is sometimes misdiagnosed as pancreatic cancer. We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy with obstructive jaundice and a 4 cm mass in the head of the pancreas that was diagnosed as AIP with associated ulcerative colitis.

  • pancreatitis
  • ulcerative colitis

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Contributors CIFG: wrote the main manuscript and was involved in literature search; LO, APC and JC were actively involved in the patient care and all assisted in revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.