Childhood pancreatitis

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Mar;21(3):499-509. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2006.04246.x.


Inflammation of the pancreas has many presentations in children and adolescents. The etiology is often elusive, with a great number of cases being idiopathic. However, there have been a number of recent advances in the areas of cell biology, genetics and imaging technology, which should be highlighted. Herein is provided a review for the reader with particular emphasis on some of these newer advances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Algorithms
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Pancreatitis* / diagnosis
  • Pancreatitis* / etiology
  • Pancreatitis* / physiopathology
  • Pancreatitis* / therapy