November 12, 2014
Godkov, M A
Klin Lab Diagn. 2013 May;(5):5-7.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5071Author: Meyer, A., Coffey, M. J., Oliver, M. R. and Ooi, C. Y.
Title: Contrasts and comparisons between childhood and adult onset acute pancreatitis
Short Title: Contrasts and comparisons between childhood and adult onset acute pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology
ISSN: 1424-3911 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23890143
Keywords: Abdominal Pain/etiology
Age of Onset
Abstract: Acute pancreatitis (AP) in children is an increasingly recognised clinical entity notably different from the adults with respect to incidence, aetiology, severity and outcome. Yet our current understanding and approach to the management of paediatric pancreatitis is based almost entirely on adult studies. Acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) in children is more likely associated with various genetic factors, some of which have been relatively well characterised and others are in an evolving phase. The aim of this review is to summarise current knowledge, highlight any recent advances and contrast the paediatric and adult forms of this condition.
Notes: Meyer, Anell
Coffey, Michael J
Oliver, Mark R
Ooi, Chee Y
Pancreatology. 2013 Jul-Aug;13(4):429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2013.06.005. Epub 2013 Jun 27.
Author Address: Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia.