Risk factors for recurrent acute alcohol-associated pancreatitis: a prospective analysis.

@article{Pelli2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for recurrent acute alcohol-associated pancreatitis: a prospective analysis.},
  author={Hanna Pelli and Riitta Lappalainen-Lehto and Anneli Piironen and Juhani Sand and Isto Nordback},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={614-21}
}
OBJECTIVE In an earlier retrospective study we showed that 46% of patients with acute alcoholic pancreatitis had recurrent attacks within 10-20 years, about 30% having a recurrence during the first 3 years. The aim of this prospective follow-up study was to determine the risk factors associated with recurrences. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-eight patients, (59 M, 9 F, mean age 46 years, range 25-71 years) who survived their first acute alcohol-induced pancreatitis from January 2001 to January… CONTINUE READING

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