Pediatric Pancreatitis—Molecular Mechanisms and Management

Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Mark E. Lowe

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Abstract

Pediatric pancreatitis is an emerging field with an increasing incidence of disease. Management of pediatric pancreatitis is understudied and, therefore, extrapolated from adult studies (although the etiologies are different). There is evidence that feeding is safe in mild acute pancreatitis in children without increased pain or length of stay. Studies are needed to predict course of the disease, disease severity, and risk of chronic pancreatitis in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-753
Number of pages13
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Children
  • Genetic testing
  • Molecular pathways
  • Pancreatitis
  • Severe pancreatitis

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