Controversial role of toll-like receptors in acute pancreatitis.

  title={Controversial role of toll-like receptors in acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Juan Vaz and Hamid Akbarshahi and Roland I Andersson},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={19 5},
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common clinical condition with an incidence of about 300 or more patients per million annually. About 10%-15% of patients will develop severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and of those, 10%-30% may die due to SAP-associated complications. Despite the improvements done in the diagnosis and management of AP, the mortality rate has not significantly declined during the last decades. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern-recognition receptors that seem to play a major role… CONTINUE READING

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