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What is chronic pancreatitis?

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Chronic pancreatitis is long-lasting inflammation of the pancreas. It most often happens after acute pancreatitis. Heavy alcohol drinking can cause it, too. Damage to the pancreas from heavy alcohol use may not cause symptoms for many years. Then, you might suddenly get severe pancreatitis symptoms.

SOURCES:

Emedicine. 

National Pancreas Foundation. 

American Gastroenterological Association: ''Contrary to Popular Belief, Not All Cases of Chronic Pancreatitis are Alcohol- Induced.''  

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: ''Pancreatitis.''

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Emedicine. 

National Pancreas Foundation. 

American Gastroenterological Association: ''Contrary to Popular Belief, Not All Cases of Chronic Pancreatitis are Alcohol- Induced.''  

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: ''Pancreatitis.''

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

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