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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 7, 2024; 30(5): 512-515
Published online Feb 7, 2024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v30.i5.512
Can serum immunoglobulin G4 levels and age serve as reliable predictors of relapse in autoimmune pancreatitis?
Jun-Min Song, Si-Yu Sun
Jun-Min Song, Si-Yu Sun, Department of Gastroenterology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: Sun SY contributed to the paper framework; Song JM authored the manuscript; both authors collaborated on finalizing the manuscript before submission.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
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Corresponding author: Si-Yu Sun, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, No. 36 Sanhao Street, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China. sunsy@sj-hospital.org
Received: December 11, 2023
Peer-review started: December 11, 2023
First decision: December 22, 2023
Revised: December 23, 2023
Accepted: January 12, 2024
Article in press: January 12, 2024
Published online: February 7, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: This paper assesses the strengths and potential biases of the provided study. Accurate diagnosis and subtyping are crucial for both clinical practice and research. In this context, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy emerges as a pivotal component of the diagnostic process, playing a key role in mitigating the introduction of various biases in future investigations of autoimmune pancreatitis.