Prevelance of etioogical factors of acute pancreatitis and association with age

Hafsa Nazeer, Shabina Ahmed, Aasia Jabeen





                  To know about the prevalence of etiological factors of acute pancreatitis.

Place and Duration:

This study was conducted at Department of Accidents and Emergency , Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahwalpur from January 2017 to May 2018.

Material and Methods:

This was observational type of study. Every patient presenting with epigastric pain radiating to back unresponsive to antacids with elevated serum amylase or serum lipase and CT proven findings was included in our study. The patients underwent workup for the cause of acute pancreatitis and investigations of patients were accessed to find out underlying cause. Any patient having multiple risk factors were excluded from the study. The data collected was analyzed using Spss version 20.0 and Microsoft office excel 2007.


A total of 131 patients were included in our study with mean age 43+2.5 years. Out of 131 patients, 93(71%) had gall stones induced acute pancreatitis, 16(12.21%) patients had pancreatitis due to ERCP , 9(6.87%) patients had Alcohol induced pancreatitis, 4(3.05%) patients had morbid obesity and Hyperlipidemia and 3 patients present with acute pancreatitis following blunt trauma abdomen. In 6(4.58%) patients no underlying cause could be found out. Gall stone induced pancreatitis was more prevalent in obese patients


Cholelethiasis is the most common cause of acute pancreatitis followed by Post ERCP pancreatitis.

Key Words:

Cholelethiasis ; Pancreatitis ; Gall stones


Cholelethiasis ; Pancreatitis ; Gall stones

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