Clinical profile of patients with pancreatitis


  • MD. Shakeel Department of General Surgery, Navodaya Medical college Hospital and Research center, Raichur, Karnataka, India
  • Syed Shahid Irfan Department of General Surgery, Navodaya Medical college Hospital and Research center, Raichur, Karnataka, India



Acute pancreatitis, Acute on chronic pancreatitis, Chronic pancreatitis


Background: Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process leading to abdominal pain, progressive destruction of the exocrine tissue and in some patients a loss of endocrine tissue as well. However owing to the tremendous reserve of pancreatic function, insufficiency may be at subclinical at least in the beginning of the disease.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted which included the patients admitted with pancreatitis. For all the patients, meticulous records will be maintained regarding clinical features, family history of pancreatitis, alcohol intake, dietary habits, and stigmata of alcoholic liver diseases and by performing various investigations. 200 cases admitted, diagnosed to have pancreatitis.

Results: The most common diagnosis was acute pancreatitis (48%) followed by chronic pancreatitis (12%), acute pancreatitis and pseudocyst (12%), acute on chronic pancreatitis (12%), necrotizing pancreatitis (8%) and acute pancreatitis with others (8%).

Conclusions: Overall acute pancreatitis constituted 76%, chronic pancreatitis 12% and acute on chronic pancreatitis 12%.


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