Pancreatitis Topic Guide
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. There are two kinds of pancreatitis, acute and chronic. The primary causes of pancreatitis are alcohol and gallstones. Symptoms of acute pancreatitis include include nausea, fever, dehydration, and rapid heartbeat. Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis include bleeding from anemia, jaundice and other liver problems, weight loss, and diabetes. Treatment of individuals with pancreatitis caused by alcohol abuse is stopping all alcohol use. Examples of other treatments may include gallbladder removal, antibiotics, or change in diet (high carbohydrate low fat diet).
Abdominal Pain in Children Abdominal pain in children can range from trivial to life-threatening. Some possible causes of abdominal pain in children are: infections, food related (food allergy or food poisoning), poisoning from medication, food, or household products, appendicitis, diabetes, or spider bites. Symptoms range from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, groin pain, urinary problems, or skin rash. Treatment of abdominal pain in children is dependant on the cause.
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