Acute pancreatitis in childhood: Research of pathogenesis and clinical implications

Zvi Weizman

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Abstract

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
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

Keywords

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Childhood
  • Diagnostic markers
  • Toxins

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