Chronic Pancreatitis: Introduction
Chronic Pancreatitis is an ongoing inflammation of the pancreas over a prolonged period.
Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are caused by alcohol overuse. ...more »
Symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis
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Treatments for Chronic Pancreatitis
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Chronic Pancreatitis: Deaths
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Diagnostic Tests for Chronic Pancreatitis
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Chronic Pancreatitis: Complications
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Causes of Chronic Pancreatitis
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Disease Topics Related To Chronic Pancreatitis
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Chronic Pancreatitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Chronic Pancreatitis
Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is
an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms.
There are often four symptoms and...read more »
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder....read more »
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect)...read more »
Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes,
or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes,
particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also ...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities...read more »
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Chronic Pancreatitis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Pancreatitis
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Article Excerpts about Chronic Pancreatitis
If injury to the pancreas continues, from drinking alcohol, for
example, chronic pancreatitis may develop. Chronic pancreatitis occurs
when digestive enzymes attack and destroy the pancreas and nearby tissues,
causing scarring and pain.
(Source: excerpt from Pancreatitis: NIDDK)
Definitions of Chronic Pancreatitis:
Chronic Pancreatitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Chronic Pancreatitis, or a subtype of Chronic Pancreatitis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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