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Autoimmune pancreatitis with concomitant autoimmune haemolytic anaemia
  1. Lauren Passby1,2,
  2. Matthew Harris2,
  3. Ahmed Al-Mukhtar3
  1. 1Academic FY1 Doctor, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
  2. 2Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  3. 3Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lauren Passby, lpassby1{at}


Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an infrequent cause of acute pancreatitis, being more commonly associated with chronic pancreatitis. AIP can be associated with other autoimmune manifestations, including Sjögren’s, inflammatory bowel disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism and sarcoidosis. Rarely, concurrent autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) is observed, as seen in our case report of a 33-year-old postpartum woman.

  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • general surgery
  • pancreatitis

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  • Contributors Data, case notes and draft manuscript prepared by LP. Proofreading and improvements to draft made by MH and AA-M. Patient consent forms completed by LP.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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