most common causes of acute pancreatitis

What are the most common causes of acute pancreatitis?

Alcoholism and gallstones are the most common causes of acute pancreatitis, accounting for 90% of cases in the United States. Less common causes include certain medications, chemicals, or toxins, abdominal trauma, ERCP, pancreatic tumors, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercalcemia, viral or parasitic infection, autoimmune disease, hereditary pancreatitis, and idiopathic pancreatitis.


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