Title

Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children: A Study From the Pediatric Health Information System.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001058

Abstract

We investigated acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) in children using a national health care database. From 2002 to 2014, 26,435 children had a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP); 10,648 discharges were index hospitalizations. A total of 6159 children had a single hospitalization for AP, whereas 4489 (42%) children underwent 15,787 rehospitalizations. Children experienced a median of 2 ARP-related hospitalizations with a median time between admissions of 86 days. Younger patients with a more severe index episode of AP were at a higher risk of ARP. ARP-related hospitalizations had an increased requirement for intensive care unit care compared with an index episode of AP.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition

Volume

62

Issue

3

First Page

450

Last Page

452

MeSH Keywords

Acute Disease; Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Health Information Systems; Hospitalization; Humans; Infant; Male; Pancreatitis; Recurrence; Risk; Severity of Illness Index

Keywords

Acute Disease; Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Health Information Systems; Hospitalization; Humans; Infant; Male; Pancreatitis; Recurrence; Risk; Severity of Illness Index

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