Acute Pancreatitis is a sudden and sometimes severe inflammation of the Pancreas.
Varying levels of pain and severity can be seen
Extremely quick onset of abdominal pain – [Acute].
Enzymes from the pancreas that normally help in digestion become dangerous and begin attacking the pancreas itself.
Often more severe cases require a hospital stay
This condition is seen more often in Men then Women.
In serious cases, necrosis or tissue breakdown of pancreas can occur when destruction of pancreatic tissue occurs.
-Â Â Nausea
-Â Â Â Vomiting
– Â Â Fever
-Â Â Chills
-Â Â Pain in stomach that radiates to back
-Â Â Shock
-Â Â Fatigue
-Â Â Sweating
-Â Â Change in bowel movements – can be foul smelling
-Â Many are unknown
-Â Gallstones also referred to asÂ Cholelithiasis
-Â Virus infection
-Â Medications including steroids
Lipase and Amylase can be elevated – enzymes from the pancreas.
CT scan or MRI may be helpful in some cases
.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Morphine
IV and hydration
Decrease or stop oral food
TPNÂ (total parenteral nutrition) is often used
Antibiotics may be necessary in some cases
.Â Â Â Â Â Â Floroquinolone
.Â Â Â Â Â Â Metronidazole
.Â Â Â Â Â Â Imipenem
.Â Â Â Â Â Â Meropenem
ERCPÂ -Â (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)