Acute pancreatitis in children and adolescents

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Authors: Mandeep Takhar, Amy Mullikin, and Thomas A Melgar
Page Range: 163-180
Published in: Journal of Pain Management, 16#3 (2023)
ISSN: 1939-5914

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ABSTRACT

This treatise discusses acute pancreatitis in pediatric patients starting with its definition and epidemiology with focus on pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, laboratory/imaging studies, complications, and management. Acute pancreatitis is an important condition in the field of pediatric gastro-enterology and general clinicians should have basic knowledge of this condition to help infants, children, and adolescents who develop this complex disorder.

Keywords: Pancreatitis, pediatrics, epidemiology

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