Genetic issues in pediatric pancreatitis

  title={Genetic issues in pediatric pancreatitis},
  author={Leena Kandula and D. Whitcomb and M. Lowe},
  journal={Current Gastroenterology Reports},
  • Leena Kandula, D. Whitcomb, M. Lowe
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Current Gastroenterology Reports
  • The number of hospitalizations in children with acute and chronic pancreatitis is increasing and accounts for significant morbidity. Acute pancreatitis is a reversible event involving diffuse inflammation of the pancreas with variable involvement of other regional tissues, remote organs, or both, whereas chronic pancreatitis is a process that produces irreversible changes in the pancreatic structure and function. Mutations in the gene encoding cationic trypsinogen have recently been identified… CONTINUE READING
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