DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis [DOID:2913]

Acute pancreatitis or acute pancreatic necrosis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It can have severe complications and high mortality despite treatment. While mild cases are often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as NPO (nil per os, English nothing by mouth (NBM)) and aggressive intravenous fluid rehydration, severe cases may require admission to the intensive care unit or even surgery to deal with complications of the disease process.

Synonyms:  acute pancreatitis,  DOID:2913,  PANCREATITIS NECROTIZING,  acute necrotizing pancreatitis,  acute necrotizing pancreatitis (disorder) ...