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Gallstones are the most frequent cause of acute pancreatitis. According to the American Gastroenterology Association (see ref below), gallstone related acute pancreatitis represent 35-40% of the cases. Interestingly, only 5% of the patients with gallstones will develop pancreatitis. Several studies have been conducted to investigate the optimal timing for ...


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Yes, it is possible that one gradually develops chronic pancreatitis after a single attack of acute pancreatitis. Pancreatitis (NIDDK) The chronic form of pancreatitis can be triggered by one acute attack that damages the pancreatic duct. The damaged duct causes the pancreas to become inflamed. Scar tissue develops and the pancreas is slowly ...


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Assuming you are certain that the oral ulceration you are referring to is aphthous stomatitis, pain killers should be considered, especially if hydration and nutrition are affected. Aphthous ulcers are a common oral mucosal lesion (1); most treatments focus on reducing pain and healing time. Based on your question, I'm assuming that your father is not ...


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In general, if the episode of acute pancreatitis was not due to alcohol consumption and has completely resolved, it would be relatively safe for an individual to resume limited alcohol consumption. The recommendations vary from country to country, but a rule of thumb is a maximal amount of 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women. However, ...


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