Archive for the ‘Pancreatitis’ Category


Pancreatitis is an inflammatory, auto-digestive process of the pancreas which affects the gastrointestinal system. It can be classified as either acute or chronic. The complications associated with acute pancreatitis vary a lot. Exocrine and endocrine functions are affected in acute cases temporarily. Chronic pancreatitis is a functional deteriation of the pancreas which happens progressively and results in permanent deficiencies of both exocrine and endocrine functions, as well as the replacement...