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Clinical Profile and Outcome of Chronic Pancreatitis in Children

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characterised by pancreatic inflammation and fibrosis the endpoint of which is destruction of pancreatic parenchyma with eventual loss of exocrine and endocrine function. Yet the syndrome is well considered in adults, there is incomplete data in children and adolescents; and most of the described series include small number of subjects. Hence study was conducted to evaluate the etiology, clinical presentation of chronic pancreatitis in children. The age group of the patients are upto 18 years. The patients astroenterology department of hospital in North India were considered in the study. All the patient’s clinical history were collected. Also the complete physical examination was done. Idiopathic chronic pancreatitis is the principal type of chronic pancreatitis in children and adolescents. It can present with or without calcification. The calcific variety is an aggressive disease characterized by early morphological and functional damage to the pancreas

Author(s): Singh DK