Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 4, P921-941 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.07.011 View full text
Lutz Schneider, Markus W. Büchler, Jens Werner

Abstract: Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease that is mild and self-limiting in about 80% of cases. However, severe necrotizing disease still has a mortality of up to 30%. Differentiated multimodal treatment concepts are needed for these patients, including a multidisciplinary team (intensivists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, and surgeons). The primary therapy is supportive. Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis who are septic undergo interventional or surgical treatment, ideally not b…

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