Introduction: Chronic Pancreatitis


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Chronic Pancreatitis: Chronic Pancreatitis is an ongoing inflammation of the pancreas over a prolonged period. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are caused by alcohol overuse.

Chronic Pancreatitis: If injury to the pancreas continues, from drinking alcohol, for example, chronic pancreatitis may develop. Chronic pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes attack and destroy the pancreas and nearby tissues, causing scarring and pain. 1

Researching symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis: Further information about the symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis is available including a list of symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Chronic Pancreatitis: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis, underlying causes of Chronic Pancreatitis (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Chronic Pancreatitis: Various information is available about treatments available for Chronic Pancreatitis, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Chronic Pancreatitis: Research more detailed information about the causes of Chronic Pancreatitis, other possibly hidden causes of Chronic Pancreatitis, or other general information about Chronic Pancreatitis.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Pancreatitis: NIDDK

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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