Case of the Month #13 - pancreatitis

Published 02/02/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Pancreatitis is a multi-system pro-inflammatory disease associated with many complications
  • The majority of presentations with pancreatitis are self-limiting
  • Severe Acute Pancreatitis mortality is approximately 40%
  • Early enteral feeding is preferred
  • Routine antibiotics are not required unless there is evidence of an infective complication
  • Early MDT and specialist involvement is recommended