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Aetiology Unknown, but SPINK1 mutation and environmental factors are likely
Management Pain relief with analgesics and enzyme supplementation with proteases; control diabetes and steatorrhoea; endotherapy coupled with stone fragmentation by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for those who do not respond to medical therapy. Surgical decompression of main pancreatic duct by lateral pancreato-jejunostomy for those with severe pain unresponsive to other therapy
tropical pancreatitisAbbreviation: TP
Pancreatitis of unclear cause, found primarily in children in Northern Africa and Southeast Asia.
See also: pancreatitis