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Is it possible to have chronic pancreatitis from hypertriglyceridemea?

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In brief: Yes

The reason is unknown. Alcohol and gallstones are the most frequent causes of pancreatitis.

In brief: Yes

The reason is unknown. Alcohol and gallstones are the most frequent causes of pancreatitis.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

Hypertriglyceridemia can frequently lead to acute pancreatitis.
Acute pancreatitis, especially if recurrent, can lead to chronic pancreatitis. Other factors associated with chronic pancreatitis include alcohol use and smoking.

In brief: Perhaps

Hypertriglyceridemia can frequently lead to acute pancreatitis.
Acute pancreatitis, especially if recurrent, can lead to chronic pancreatitis. Other factors associated with chronic pancreatitis include alcohol use and smoking.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Yes

High blood levels of lipids are one of the more common causes of acute pancreatitis which can lead to chronic pancreatitis.

In brief: Yes

High blood levels of lipids are one of the more common causes of acute pancreatitis which can lead to chronic pancreatitis.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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