chronic relapsing pancreatitis


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chron·ic re·lap·sing pan·cre·a·ti·tis

repeated exacerbations of pancreatitis in patient with chronic inflammation of that organ. Relapses are usually due to persistence of etiologic factor or repeated exposure to it, such as occurs with partial ductal obstruction or chronic alcoholism.

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.

chron·ic re·lap·sing pan·cre·a·ti·tis

(kron'ik rē-lap'sing pan'krē-ă-tī'tis)
Repeated exacerbations of pancreatitis in patients with chronic inflammation of that organ.

chron·ic re·lap·sing pan·cre·a·ti·tis

(kron'ik rē-lap'sing pan'krē-ă-tī'tis)
Repeated exacerbations of pancreatitis in patients with chronic inflammation of that organ.
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