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Side Effect: Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis)

What is Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Inflammation of the pancreas is called pancreatitis.

What does Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis) look like?

The symptoms of pancreatitis include:

In severe cases, pancreatitis can lead to complications such as infection, fluid buildup, and damage to other organs.

Who gets Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Pancreatitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Certain cancer treatments that have been associated with a risk of pancreatitis include gemcitabine, fluorouracil (5FU), oxaliplatin, irinotecan, albumin-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane ®), capecitabine, and cisplatin.

Radiation therapy to the upper abdomen can also lead to inflammation of the pancreas.

How to prevent Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis)

How to treat Inflammation of the Pancreas (pancreatitis)


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2. Wolfe D, Kanji S, Yazdi F, et al. (2020) Drug induced pancreatitis: A systematic review of case reports to determine potential drug associations. PLOS ONE 15(4): e0231883.

Created: May 4, 2024 Updated: May 4, 2024