What is the connection between acute pancreatitis and gastrointestinal disorders?

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Acute pancreatitis is a leading cause of hospitalization for gastrointestinal disorder’s. Because of substantially high mortality of up to 20–30 % in severe cases, early identification of patients who might require transfer to an intensive care unit is essential. Acute pancreatitis has an incidence of approximately 13–45 per 100,000 and is a a common cause of urgent admission to hospital. Classified by the Atlanta criteria approximately 75% of the patients have mild disease with a mortality rate below 1%. Mortality increases up to 20% if the disease progresses to its severe...
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