Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The inflammation may be sudden (acute) or ongoing (chronic). Acute pancreatitis usually involves a single epidode, after which the pancreas returns to normal. Severe acute pancreatitis can be life threatening. Chronic pancreatitis can cause permanent damage to the pancreas, possibly leading to fibrosis (scarring).
Symptoms may include:
Causes may include:
Treatment may include:
Acute pancreatitis is the sudden inflammation of the pancreas, this is a condition that usually subsides.
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