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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It Can Be

90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting.
If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery.

In brief: It Can Be

90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting.
If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Buck Parker
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be.

Pancreatitis ranges from mild to life threatening.
Most attacks are mild to moderate.

In brief: It can be.

Pancreatitis ranges from mild to life threatening.
Most attacks are mild to moderate.
Dr. Buck Parker
Dr. Buck Parker
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