Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas that most often presents as abdominal pain and nausea.1 The most common causes of acute pancreatitis are chronic alcohol use and gallstones.2 Acute pancreatitis contributes to more than 275 000 hospitalizations each year in the United States, with less than 1% mortality for those admitted to the hospital.3
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