What have we learned about acute pancreatitis in children?

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Mar;52(3):262-70. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182061d75.


Pediatric pancreatitis has received much attention during the past few years. Numerous reports have identified an increasing trend in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis in children and key differences in disease presentation and management between infants and older children. The present review provides a brief, evidence-based focus on the latest progress in the clinical field. It also poses important questions for emerging multicenter registries to answer about the natural history and management of affected children with pancreatitis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Nutritional Support
  • Pancreatitis* / etiology
  • Pancreatitis* / pathology
  • Pancreatitis* / physiopathology
  • Pancreatitis* / therapy
  • Pediatrics