What causes acute pancreatitis?

Many causes. The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications.
Acute Pancreatitis. The chief causes of acute pancreatitis in adults are gallstones, other gallbladder (biliary) disease, and alcohol use. Viral infection (mumps, coxsackie b, mycoplasma pneumonia, and campylobacter), hereditary conditions, traumatic injury, pancreatic or common bile duct surgical procedures and certain medications (especially estrogens, corticosteroids, thiazide diuretics, and azathioprine).
Many things. Medication, high triglycerides, a stone in the common bile duct.
Many causes . . . There are many causes of acute pancreatitis including gallstones, alcohol use, medications, infections, etc. Check out http://www.Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis for more info.

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