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Does acute pancreatitis affect children differently than adults?

Acute pancreatitis rarely affects children. Usually, the cause of this condition in children is unidentified. Those children who have had an injury to the abdomen, who have inherited the condition, or who have cystic fibrosis may sometimes get acute pancreatitis.

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