Inflammation in the pancreas over a short period of time is called Acute pancreatitis. It starts with a pain the the stomach which extends to the back. It intensifies after eating. The other symptoms are fast pulse, tender abdomen, fever, nausea, vomiting diarrhea and weakness.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Along with details of medical history, rigorous physical examination, the symptoms are diagnosed by various tests which include: · Transabdominal ultrasound · Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) · Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) · Computerized tomography (CT)
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS TREATED?
Treatment methods are fluid resuscitation, pain control, nutritional support, treatment of underlying tissues and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Antioxidant therapy is also used as a treatment method for acute pancreatitis. Severe acute pancreatitis requires antibiotic treatment
DID YOU KNOW?
The occurrence of acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is extremely rare, almost 1 in every 10,000 pregnancies