Acute pancreatitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Causes of acute pancreatitis

  • I: idiopathic
  • G: gallstones
  • E: ethanol (alcohol)
  • T: trauma
  • S: steroids
  • M: mumps (and other infections) / malignancy
  • A: autoimmune
  • S: scorpion stings/spider bites
  • H: hyperlipidemia/hypercalcaemia/
  • E: ERCP
  • D: drugs ( diuretics, HIV infection, immunosuppressants)

The first four letters are the most common causes of pancreatitis

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