Korean J Med.  2015 Nov;89(5):494-506. 10.3904/kjm.2015.89.5.494.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. thlee9@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is common, and is sometimes associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and assessment of the severity of the condition are important when decisions must be made on appropriate early-stage treatment and/or patient transfer to medical facilities familiar with the condition. Initial intensive management of acute pancreatitis is important to minimize complications and mortality. In the present review, we discuss initial diagnosis of the condition, severity assessment, and the adequacy of early treatments, with reference to recently updated Korean guidelines.

Keyword

Acute pancreatitis; Diagnosis; Severity; Treatment
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