How is autoimmune pancreatitis managed or treated?
AIP is treated with corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. Treatment usually begins with a high dose of steroids, and then the dose is tapered down over time.
AIP doesn't usually require any other treatment. In some people, the disorder goes away without treatment. It is not uncommon for Type 1 AIP to relapse (return) when corticosteroid therapy stops. In that case, your doctor may recommend either another round of corticosteroid therapy or alternative steroid sparring strategies.