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How do other illnesses affect chronic pancreatitis?

The most common diseases that can cause chronic pancreatitis are alcoholism and gallbladder disease. Cystic fibrosis (mainly in children), some medications, autoimmune disorders, and hyperparathyroidism can also cause the condition. Acute (sudden) pancreatitis can sometimes lead to chronic (long-term) pancreatitis.

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Does pancreatitis affect children differently than adults?
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Pancreatitis does not affect children as often as it does adults. The most common cause of pancreati...
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What is chronic pancreatitis?
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Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that lasts for a long period of time, causing i...
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How common is chronic pancreatitis?
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Chronic pancreatitis occurs between 1.6 and 23 cases per 100,000 individuals throughout the world. I...
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Is acute pancreatitis serious?
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A mild case of acute pancreatitis has a death rate of less than five percent, but in a serious case,...
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