USMLE Step 1 Review/Gastrointestinal

Causes of Acute PancreatitisEdit

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  1. Gall stones
  2. Ethanol
  3. Trauma
  4. Steroids
  5. Mumps
  6. Autoimmune disease
  7. Scorpion venom
  8. Hyperlipidemia
  9. ERCP (dye)
  10. Drugs (Azathioprine, Asparginase, Mercaptopurines)

Alcohol and Gallstones are most common causes.


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Last modified on 6 November 2009, at 10:34