Clinical profile of patients with acute pancreatitis
Author(s): Altaf Ahmad Peer, Suhail Jabbar Mir and Showkat Ali Bhat
Background: Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition that can involve the surrounding tissues and remote organ systems. The mortality rate for severe acute pancreatitis ranges from 2% to 10%, and the condition can be diagnosed based on abdominal pain consistent with acute pancreatitis, elevated serum lipase or amylase activity, and characteristic findings on imaging tests such as contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan.
Aims and objectives: The present study aimed to study the clinical profile of acute pancreatitis and complications of acute pancreatitis.
Methodology: The study included 200 participants and was conducted retrospectively over a period of one year. Patients of all ages and genders who were clinically diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, and confirmed through ultrasound or CT scans, were eligible for inclusion. However, cases with incomplete documentation, as well as those with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic malignancy, were excluded from the study.
Conclusion: Acute pancreatitis is a significant contributor to increased morbidity and mortality in society. The clinical evaluation of patients, along with their radiological findings, has been shown to be closely associated with morbidity and mortality rates.