Chronic pancreatitis: a changing etiology or a gap in technological medicine

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Raffaele Pezzilli *
Lara Bellacosa
Bahajat Barakat
(*) Corresponding Author:
Raffaele Pezzilli | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org

Abstract

Alcohol is considered the most important risk factor for the development of chronic pancreatitis. The possibility of evaluating CFTR mutations and the discovery of other gene mutations has led to a better evaluation of the familiar/hereditary forms of chronic pancreatitis and the identification of autoimmune pancreatitis has further improved our knowledge of the disease. However, recent studies on chronic pancreatitis on a worldwide level reveal an increase in the idiopathic forms of the disease. Clinicians must pay greater attention to identifying the factors associated with chronic pancreatitis.

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Raffaele Pezzilli, Dipartimento di Malattie dell’Apparato Digerente e Medicina Interna

Lara Bellacosa, Dipartimento di Malattie dell’Apparato Digerente e Medicina Interna

Bahajat Barakat, Dipartimento di Emergenza/Urgenza, Chirurgia Generale e dei Trapianti, Ospedale Sant’Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna