Personalizing Pediatric Pancreatitis
New gene mutations associated with recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children may help with prediction, diagnosis and treatment planning
Matthew Giefer |
At a Glance
- Even when children present with common pancreatitis symptoms, doctors don’t necessarily consider the disease when making a diagnosis
- Delayed, questioned or missed diagnoses can result in prolonged suffering and increased disease severity for pediatric pancreatitis patients
- A new study identifies several new mutations strongly associated with early-onset acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis
- The mutations may help doctors more accurately predict and diagnose early-onset pancreatitis and even personalize therapy
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