Pancreatitis

WebPage_PancreatitisAcute pancreatitis presents classically with upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back.  Most patients will develop mild disease but 20% can progress to severe illness with a mortality of 20-30%.  This module will outline the different causes of acute pancreatitis, discuss the ED management of pancreatitis, and review potential complications.

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Acknowledgements:  Yasmine Mawji, MD (Author), Lauren Self, MD (Peer Reviewer)