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Acute Pancreatitis

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

What are the causes of acute pancreatitis (AP)? Mechanical: gallstones, microlithiasis (biliary sludge), sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, papillary stenosis, duodenal diverticula, pancreas divisum, trauma Toxins: alcohol, drugs, scorpion venom Infectious: viral, bacterial, parasitic Metabolic: hypertriglyceridemia, hypercalcemia Ischemic: thromboembolic, vasculitis, hypotension, dehydration Genetic: cystic fibrosis, hereditary Tumors: ampullary, pancreatic, intraductal papillary mucinous tumors (IPMT) Other: idiopathic, […]

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