What causes acute pancreatitis in children and teenagers?

Physicians discuss how acute pancreatitis in children can stem from numerous factors, including those children who may have a systemic illness, viral infection, or trauma. Other causes they discuss may include being due to medication, a metabolic issue, or even abnormal kidney functioning. Genetic risk factors such as a family history of the disease, as well as environmental factors can also be responsible.

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Animation - Helping Kids and Teens Understand Acute Pancreatitis
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