Pancreatitis Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.
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The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding pancreatitis and its genetic causes and management. The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Define pancreatitis.

Goal 2: Review the risk factors and etiologies of recurrent acute pancreatitis / chronic pancreatitis.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of pancreatitis in a proband (when possible).

Goal 4: Review management of pancreatitis.

Goal 5: Inform genetic risk assessment and surveillance of at-risk relatives for detection of early treatable manifestations of hereditary pancreatitis.

Publication types

  • Review