Pancreatitis

Etiology

  • ETOH abuse
  • Gall stones
  • Meds
  • Less common anatomic→ divisum, post ERCP, auto-immune→ IgG4 related, scorpion bites, trauma, hypertrigliceridemia

Risk Factors

  • ETOH abuse
  • Gall stones
  • Prior pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune→ m>f, age > 50

Symptoms

  • Acute epigastric pain which is constant and radiates to back
  • Often nausea and vomiting
  • Often jaundice if related to obstructing stone
  • W/autoimmune→ jaundice, less severe pain, wt loss

Physical Exam Findings

  • Epigastric pain on plapation