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Clinical Study of Demographic Profile, Etiology, Severity and Outcome of Acute Pancreatitis in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Northern India


Acute Pancreatitis (AP) is the inflammation of the pancreas varying from parenchymal oedema to necrosis caused by auto-digestion of the gland by its enzymes with significant potential morbidity and mortality. Due to lack of prevalence data only the incidence from the patients admitted in different tertiary care centres all over the country can be obtained. Despite large geographical differences, the incidence of AP has been increasing globally and the actual figures are mainly based on retrospective analyses of hospital admissions. Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK) have been associated with lowest incidence, while the highest incidence occurs in Scandinavia and the US. Currently, supportive care is the mainstay of management of AP due to lack of specific pharmacotherapy.

Vijay Ahlawat

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