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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2024; 30(6): 523-526
Published online Feb 14, 2024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v30.i6.523
Unmet needs in biomarkers for autoimmune pancreatitis diagnosis
Bao-Can Wang, Jian-Gao Fan
Bao-Can Wang, Jian-Gao Fan, Department of Gastroenterology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
Author contributions: Fan JG conceived and outlined the manuscript; Wang BC reviewed the literature, wrote and edited the manuscript; both authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
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Corresponding author: Jian-Gao Fan, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai 200092, China. fanjiangao@xinhuamed.com.cn
Received: December 14, 2023
Peer-review started: December 14, 2023
First decision: December 28, 2023
Revised: January 10, 2024
Accepted: January 15, 2024
Article in press: January 15, 2024
Published online: February 14, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Serum immunoglobulin 4 is currently the only biomarker and highly specific but moderately sensitive for diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Some cytokines and antibodies have been shown potential in AIP diagnosis.