Pancreatitis can cause pain and organ damage. Treatment is vital, but managing the condition long-term requires lifestyle changes as well.
When your child is feverish and nauseous with a stomachache, it’s often just a 24-hour bug. However, pancreatitis – an inflammation of the pancreas – also has symptoms that are quite similar to a stomach virus.
Chronic pancreatitis can be a serious, painful disease, especially in children. But advances in genetics and unique surgical options are making it easier to treat kids with this condition—and detect their problem at earlier stages.