Pancreatitis With Superimposed Infection

Etiology

  • ETOH abuse
  • Gall stones
  • Meds
  • Less common anatomic→ divisum, post procedure, auto-immune, scorpion bites, trauma, hypertrigliceridemia
  • Infection secondary to hematogenous seeding, post ERCP or other procedure
  • Enteric gnrs, enterococcus, staph, anaerobes
  • Can involve infected pseudocyst

Symptoms

  • F
  • C
  • Epigastric pain
  • Constant
  • N
  • V
  • Radiates to back

Physical Exam Findings

  • Epigastric pain on plapation