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Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to pancreatitis in children and adolescents in Latin America

380-382

Carmen A. Sánchez-Ramírez, Leticia Abundis-Castro, Alfredo Larrosa-Haro, Armando Madrazo de la Garza, Marta Wagener, Hilda Lande,

Objective: to present the results of a survey applied to Latin American pediatric gastroenterologists (PGs) to learn how they perform the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to pancreatitis. Material and methods: a descriptive, exploratory, multicenter study and survey was conducted. Results: 73.6 % defined the three types of pancreatitis according to the INSPPIRE group. Biliary disease, abdominal trauma, and medication intake were the most frequent causes. 80 % of cases were considered mild pancreatitis. 73 % of the PGs utilized nutritional support, with enteral nutrition predominating. Conclusion: this is the first exploratory study to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of PGs to pancreatitis in Latin America.

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