Acute pancreatitis in children and adolescents.

  title={Acute pancreatitis in children and adolescents.},
  author={Mitsuyoshi Suzuki and Jin Kan Sai and Toshiaki Shimizu},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal pathophysiology},
  volume={5 4},
In this Topic Highlight, the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acute pancreatitis in children are discussed. Acute pancreatitis should be considered during the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in children and requires prompt treatment because it may become life-threatening. The etiology, clinical manifestations, and course of acute pancreatitis in children are often different than in adults. Therefore, the specific features of acute pancreatitis in children must be considered. The… CONTINUE READING


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