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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [2]; Tarek Nafee, M.D. [3]

Overview

The most potent risk factor in the development of acute pancreatitis is alcoholism. Other common risk factors include diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, abdominal trauma, family history, hypertriglyceridemia, cystic fibrosis, renal failure, SLE, and certain medications.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for acute pancreatitis include:[1][2][3]

References

  1. Yadav D, Lowenfels AB (2013). "The epidemiology of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer". Gastroenterology. 144 (6): 1252–61. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2013.01.068. PMC 3662544. PMID 23622135.
  2. Hong S, Qiwen B, Ying J, Wei A, Chaoyang T (2011). "Body mass index and the risk and prognosis of acute pancreatitis: a meta-analysis". Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 23 (12): 1136–43. doi:10.1097/MEG.0b013e32834b0e0e. PMID 21904207.
  3. Forsmark CE, Vege SS, Wilcox M (November 17,2016). "Acute Pancreatitis". The New England Journal of Medicine: 1972–1981. doi:10.1056/NEJMra1505202. Retrieved November 25,2016. Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)




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