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Diseases » Pancreatitis » Summary
 

What is Pancreatitis?

What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is a serious disease of the pancreas, an organ and gland in the upper abdominal area. Pancreatitis is ...more »

  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Pancreatitis: INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS. Pancreatitis is classified as acute unless there are computed tomographic or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic findings of chronic pancreatitis (International Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, Atlanta, 1992). The two most common forms of acute pancreatitis are ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS and gallstone pancreatitis.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pancreatitis: inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pancreatitis: Introduction

Types of Pancreatitis:

Types of Pancreatitis:

Broader types of Pancreatitis:

How many people get Pancreatitis?

Incidence (annual) of Pancreatitis: 17 new cases per 100,000 in the USA 1976-88 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Incidence Rate of Pancreatitis: approx 1 in 5,882 or 0.02% or 46,240 people in USA [about data]
Incidence of Pancreatitis: Acute: 17 new cases per 100,000 people (1976-88) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

How serious is Pancreatitis?

Complications of Pancreatitis: see complications of Pancreatitis
Deaths for Pancreatitis: 2,700 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

What causes Pancreatitis?

Causes of Pancreatitis: see causes of Pancreatitis
Risk factors for Pancreatitis: see risk factors for Pancreatitis

What are the symptoms of Pancreatitis?

Symptoms of Pancreatitis: see symptoms of Pancreatitis

Complications of Pancreatitis: see complications of Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pancreatitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pancreatitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pancreatitis: see treatments for Pancreatitis
Research for Pancreatitis: see research for Pancreatitis

Society issues for Pancreatitis

Hospitalizations for Pancreatitis: 145,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Pancreatitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pancreatitis:

  • 0.14% (18,109) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute pancreatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for acute pancreatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for acute pancreatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for acute pancreatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for acute pancreatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitalizations for Pancreatitis: Acute: 125,000 (1987)
Chronic: 20,000 (1987 (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Physician office visits for Pancreatitis: 1,033,000 in the USA 1986-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Organs Affected by Pancreatitis:

Organs and body systems related to Pancreatitis include:

Name of Pancreatitis

Main name of condition: Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Pancreatitis:

 

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