chronic pancreatitis

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chron·ic pan·cre·a·ti·tis

recurrent bouts of inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by fibrosis and varying degrees of irreversible loss of exocrine and ultimately endocrine function.

chronic pancreatitis

Etymology: Gk, chronos, time, peri, near, teinein-all, kreas, flesh, itis, inflammation
chronic inflammation of the pancreas with fibrosis and calcification of the gland. It may follow repeated acute attacks and can lead to diabetes. Causes include alcohol abuse, genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, and conditions obstructing the pancreatic duct.
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Chronic pancreatitis

chronic pancreatitis

A condition characterised by inflammation of the pancreas.

Risk factors
Alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis, gallstones, pancreas divisum, drugs/medication.

Clinical findings
Abdominal pain, malabsorption, secondary diabetes.

Types
Autoimmune, familial, SPINK mutation-related.

Aetiology
Alcohol, nutritional, hereditary (e.g, cystic fibrosis), protein defects, idiopathic, trauma, hypercalcaemia.

Complications
Pseudocyst formation.

chronic pancreatitis

Chronic relapsing pancreatitis GI disease Recurrent pancreatitis linked to alcohol abuse or hemochromatosis, which may worsen with time. See Pancreatitis.

pancreatitis

inflammation of the pancreas.

acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis
a condition due to autolysis of pancreatic tissue caused by escape of enzymes into the substance, resulting in hemorrhage into the parenchyma and surrounding tissues. Seen most commonly in dogs, rarely in horses and pigs. Clinical signs include abdominal pain that may be severe and associated with cardiovascular shock, vomiting and diarrhea. Fatalities are not uncommon. In the longer term, the process may be slowly progressive, appearing clinically to be relapsing, often with eventual destruction of the islets of Langerhans that leads to diabetes mellitus. Called also acute pancreatic necrosis.
chronic pancreatitis
relapsing or continuing acute pancreatic necrosis. Called also relapsing pancreatitis.
focal pancreatitis
focal lesions discovered incidentally in patients dying of other disease, e.g. canine distemper, foot and mouth disease.
interstitial pancreatitis
inflammation of the interstitial tissue; may be acute or chronic.
necrotizing pancreatitis
see acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis (above).
relapsing pancreatitis
see chronic pancreatitis (see above).

Patient discussion about chronic pancreatitis

Q. Where can I find a doctor specializing in Chronic Pancreatitis in New York City? Looking for a gastroenterologist that specializes in Chronic Pancreatitis or pancreatic diseases, who is known to be an "expert" in this field. If you also know of someone in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, that would be great too.

A. Here you are couple of sites about good Dr. you can find in NYC, this one is from the magazine “New York best doctors 2008”
http://www.castleconnolly.com/doctors/results.cfm?dws=wke&source=nymetro&speccode=018
and here is another site but this one requires registration if I’m not mistaken..
http://www.americastopdoctors.com/

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References in periodicals archive ?
05) in a stepwise logistic regression analysis: acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cyst-pseudocyst, other pancreatic disease, bile duct obstruction, diabetes, weight loss, jaundice, abdominal pain, and hepatomegaly.
The book contains sections on acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cystic pancreatic lesions, pancreatic cancer, other pancreatic neoplasms, bilary, and miscellaneous topics.
The control HTG patients without HLP were from the same areas as the HLP patients, were recruited from the hospital during the same time period, and had no history of acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, or any apparent biliary or pancreatic diseases.
Written by specialists mainly in Europe, Japan, and the US (some are in Australia, New Zealand, and India), the material is divided into discussion of anatomy, physiology, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, neoplastic lesions, endocrine tumors, periampullary tumors, other tumors, and transplantation.