Clinical diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis 2020: (Revision of the clinical diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis 2012)

Takahiro Nakazawa, Terumi Kamisawa, Kazuichi Okazaki, Shigeyuki Kawa, Susumu Tazuma, Takayoshi Nishino, Dai Inoue, Itaru Naitoh, Takayuki Watanabe, Kenji Notohara, Kensuke Kubota, Hirotaka Ohara, Atsushi Tanaka, Hajime Takikawa, Atsushi Masamune, Michiaki Unno

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Abstract

Several years have passed since the clinical diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis 2012 were published. New findings and knowledge have accumulated since then. The Research Committees for IgG4-related Diseases and for Intractable Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Tract, in association with the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan and the Japan Biliary Association, have established a working group consisting of researchers specializing in IgG4-SC and have drawn up new clinical diagnostic criteria for IgG4-SC 2020. The diagnosis of IgG4-SC is based on a combination of the following six criteria: (a) narrowing of the intra- or extrahepatic bile duct; (b) thickening of the bile duct wall; (c) serological findings; (d) pathological findings; (e) other organ involvement; and (f) effectiveness of steroid therapy. These new diagnostic criteria for IgG4-SC are useful in practice for general physicians and other non-specialists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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