What is chronic pancreatitis?

Physicians discuss how chronic pancreatitis can develop from repeated episodes of pancreatic inflammation, resulting in long term, irreversible damage to the pancreas. They discuss how a child can transition from having acute pancreatitis to chronic pancreatitis, but that the rate of progression can depend on the child's genetic makeup.

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Animation - Helping Kids and Teens Understand Chronic Pancreatitis
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