Acute pancreatitis in childhood: Research of pathogenesis and clinical implications

Zvi Weizman

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    Acute pancreatitis in children is more common than has previously been considered. A recent literature analysis has demonstrated significant resulting morbidity and mortality. Clinical awareness has improved dramatically, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of recent: publications and etiological considerations. This review describes novel considerations in research related to the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis and the arising clinical implications. This relationship is discussed regarding a better understanding of pathogenesis in pediatric disorders; increasing awareness; preventing damage by drugs and toxins; using novel diagnostic markers; and introducing new therapeutic tools.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)249-253
    Number of pages5
    JournalCanadian Journal of Gastroenterology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997


    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Childhood
    • Diagnostic markers
    • Toxins

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology


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