An Update on Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatr Ann. 2017 May 1;46(5):e207-e211. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170420-01.


There has been a rise in the incidence and number of admissions of children with pancreatitis over the past 20 years. Current management practices for pancreatitis in children are adapted from standards of care for adults, and there are a lack of multicenter, prospective research studies on pancreatitis in children. There are inherent differences in the clinical presentation and natural course of pancreatitis between adults and children. This review focuses on the current understanding of the epidemiology, etiologies, evaluation, and management of children with pancreatitis. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(5):e207-e211.].

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Enzyme Replacement Therapy
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Humans
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pancreatitis* / diagnosis
  • Pancreatitis* / epidemiology
  • Pancreatitis* / etiology
  • Pancreatitis* / therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Antioxidants