acute pancreatitis will recover with conservative
measures, although patients who develop more
severe pancreatitis, especially those with pancreatic necrosis, require aggressive management and
can still have a poor outcome. A multidisciplinary
approach is warranted in patients with severe
pancreatitis as input from intensivists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and radiologists and other
specialists are usually required. Treatable causes
of pancreatitis should be identified and managed
appropriately. Despite investigations, a cause of
pancreatitis may not be identified in all patients.
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