From the USA: Acute Pancreatitis May Progress to Chronic With Sustained Heavy Alcohol Use

Many patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) and acute pancreatitis (AP) have high lifetime cumulative drinking and heavy daily alcohol use, suggesting disease progression toward chronic pancreatitis, according to a research letter published online Sept. 2 in Gastro Hep Advances.

Esther Adeniran, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the extent of drinking and comorbid conditions in AP and RAP patients to inform intervention strategies. The analysis included 117 people with an AP episode and complete lifetime drinking data.

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