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|Clinical features of acute disease |
|The most common presenting features of acute pancreatitis are abdominal pain and increased serum levels of pancreatic enzymes. The pain is usually severe, begins in the epigastrum, and may radiate into the back or throughout the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting are often present. The increased serum levels of pancreatic amylase and lipase are used to diagnose the disease. After an isolated bout of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic function and histology return to normal. However, with severe disease, recovery may take up to a year. |