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Chronic Pancreatitis* 

Chronic Pancreatitis*
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Chronic Pancreatitis*
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Suresh T. Chari

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199373338.003.0043
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date: 28 November 2020

Chronic pancreatitis is an often painful inflammatory condition of the pancreas characterized by progressive fibrosis that leads to irreversible destruction of exocrine and endocrine tissue, resulting eventually in exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. There is considerable heterogeneity in the manifestation and natural history of the condition. Chronic pancreatitis is classified broadly into chronic calcifying pancreatitis, chronic obstructive pancreatitis, and chronic autoimmune pancreatitis.

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