Coxsackieviruses and pancreatitis.

  title={Coxsackieviruses and pancreatitis.},
  author={Arlene I. Ramsingh},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
While alcohol abuse and biliary disease can result in the development of pancreatitis, the factors that contribute to the idiopathic form of the disease are not well understood. I propose that coxsackievirus infections account for a subset of cases of pancreatitis of unknown etiology. Evidence to support this concept is derived from serological studies… CONTINUE READING