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Learn what causes pancreatitis, what the signs and symptoms are and what treatments are available

Key points

  • Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The condition can either be acute or chronic.
  • Pancreatitis often causes intense stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
  • There is no specific medication to treat pancreatitis. A stay in the hospital may be necessary. Treatments are intended to keep your child hydrated and to minimize pain.
Last updated: May 13th 2014