Saturday, October 29, 2016

Q; 48 year old male is recovering in your ICU from acute pancreatitis. He asked you his risk of developing any long-term disease from his episode of acute pancreatitis. He is at high risk of developing following long-term disease (select best)

A) End Stage Renal Disease
B) Diabetes 
C) Pancreatic cancer
D) Splenic Vein thrombosis
E) Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Patient's risk of becoming prediabetic or diabetic just even after first/one episode of acute pancreatitis in one year is around fifteen percent, and instead of decreasing it may increase further in next five years.


Das S, Singh PP, Phillips A, et al. Newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus after acute pancreatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gut 2014; 63.

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