Rapid Progression from Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis to Chronic Pancreatitis

Briefly noted: QY Lin et al. JPGN 2019; 69: 206-11.  In this INSPPIRE cohort of 442 children, 251 had acute recurrent pancreatitis and 191 had chronic pancreatitis.

Key finding:

  • “Within 6 years after the initial acute pancreatitis attack, cumulative proportion with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency was 18% …diabetes mellitus was 7.7%”

My take: Patients with ARP need routine followup.

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