Dr. Uc Publishes on Pancreatitis in Children

Congratulations to Dr. Uc on her recent publication in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition on Pancreatitis in children.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the rate of progression from acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) to chronic pancreatitis (CP) in children and assess risk factors.

CONCLUSIONS: Children with ARP rapidly progress to CP, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and diabetes. The progression to CP is faster in children who were 6 years or older at the first episode of AP or with pathogenic PRSS1 variants. The factors that affect the aggressive disease course in childhood warrant further investigation.

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