Clinical profile of pancreatitis in children
Dr. R. Poppy Rejoice, Dr. G. Santh Ledge, Dr. E. Kandasamy Alias Kumar
Aim: (1) To discuss the various presentation and clinical profile of pancreatitis occuring in children.. Design: Cross sectional evaluation of various presentation of pancreatitis in children (18months-16 years) Methods: Children admitted in Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari Medical college with a diagnosis of pancreatitis based on symptoms, lab and imaging findings were included in this study.They were evaluated for the cause, presentation and outcome and followed for a period of six months.. Results: 225 children were admitted for pain abdomen from august 2015 to August 2017 ,56 patients were diagnosed to have pancreatitis. Age ranges from 18 months to 16 years. Males were more affected than female 20 had acute pancreatitis, 16 with chronic pancreatitis and 20 presented with recurrent acute pancreatitis..Conclusions: Pancreatitis is not uncommon in children. Clinical presentation varies from adult. All children with recurrent pain abdomen has to be evaluated for pancreatitis.
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