Rather safe than sorry – the role of general practitioners in preventing pancreatitis
Keywords:cholelithiasis, fibrates, hyperlipidaemia, pancreatin, pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is a complex disease that varies in severity and course and involves autodigestion of the pancreas. The pancreatic tissue injury resulting from pancreatic enzymes leads to functional abnormalities in the gland. As a result, long-term sequelae may affect other organ systems in the form of metabolic disorders and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI).