Goodchild G, Johnson GJ. Early recognition and prompt referral key in acute pancreatitis. Practitioner Oct 2018;262(1819):23-26

Early recognition and prompt referral key in acute pancreatitis

22 Oct 2018Registered users

Early recognition, prompt referral to secondary care and close monitoring for complications is important in improving outcomes in acute pancreatitis. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis should be considered in any patient presenting with abdominal pain. The most common pattern of pain is severe epigastric pain that radiates to the back, is exacerbated by movement, and is alleviated by sitting forwards.

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