Trends in incidence of acute pancreatitis in a Swedish population: is there really an increase?

@article{Lindkvist2004TrendsII,
  title={Trends in incidence of acute pancreatitis in a Swedish population: is there really an increase?},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Lindkvist and Stefan Appelros and Jonas Manjer and Anders Borgstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 9},
  pages={831-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Recent reports have suggested an increasing incidence of acute pancreatitis, and changing patterns of risk factors, over the past decades. The aim of this study was to investigate trends in the incidence of acute pancreatitis, and risk factors related to the disease, in a general population over a 15-year period. METHODS Clinical, autopsy, and forensic records for all patients with a first attack of acute pancreatitis in Malmö, Sweden, from 1985 to 1999, were validated… CONTINUE READING
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