Hypercalcemia , hyperlipidemia and rheumatic diseases : uncommon causes inducing acute pancreatitis

@inproceedings{Delakidis2005HypercalcemiaH,
  title={Hypercalcemia , hyperlipidemia and rheumatic diseases : uncommon causes inducing acute pancreatitis},
  author={S. Delakidis and Antonia V Elezoglou},
  year={2005}
}
Acute pancreatitis is a common disorder with numerous causes, obscure pathogenesis and often, unpredictable outcome. Gallstones and alcohol abuse are still the major etiological causes corresponding to 80% of all cases. Less common but significant agents are drugs, infections, trauma, ischemia, genetic factors, hormonal disturbances (gestational pancreatitis), endoscopic examinations of the bile and pancreatic ducts (ERCP), upper abdominal operations, protein deficiency, metabolic disorders and… CONTINUE READING