Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas which occurs for a short span. Another term used for acute pancreatitis is acute pancreatic necrosis. It can lead to severe complication or even death despite high levels of treatment. In severe cases, acute pancreatitis results in bleeding into the gland, serious tissue damage, infection, and cyst formation. It can also harm other vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Acute pancreatitis is diagnosed clinically but sometimes requires CT evaluation, Full blood count, Renal function tests, imaging etc.
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