A gastric disorder, which leads to the inflammation of the pancreas is known as Acute Pancreatitis. The digestive juices and enzymes produced by the pancreas help in digestion, and excessive consumption of alcohol and prescription drug abuse can cause the pancreas to malfunction, leading to this condition. Nausea, fever, vomiting and pain in the upper abdomen are some of the common symptoms. Heightened cases would involve complications such as infected pancreatic necrosis. Medications and fluids are used to treat this condition.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Complications of acute pancreatitis may include formation of pseudocysts, which is the accumulation of fluid and tissue debris in the pancreas.