Acute pancreatitis in viral infections, with possible progression to chronic pancreatitis
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume 27, Number 4, p.162-164 (2008)
Keywords:abdominal pain, Acute Disease, acute pancreatitis, adolescent, adult, Amylases, anamnesis, article, chickenpox, chronic disease, chronic pancreatitis, clinical article, clinical feature, dengue, disease association, disease course, Disease Progression, female, follow up, Follow-Up Studies, human, Humans, male, middle aged, pancreatitis, Ultrasonography, Virus Diseases, virus infection
Isolated cases and small series of acute pancreatitis complicating viral infections have been reported. However, data on the natural history of such patients are sparse. We report a series of five patients of acute pancreatitis complicating diverse viral infections. During follow-up ranging from 6 to 36 months, two of these five patients developed evidence of chronic pancreatitis. Copyright © 2008 by Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
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