Epidemiology of pancreatitis in the state of Odisha
*Corresponding Author: Manoj kumar Sahu, DM Department of Gastroenterology, IMS & SUM Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Pin-751003
Background and aim of the study
Acute pancreatitis is a surgical condition which may impact other organs resulting in damage to multiple organs or death. This study evaluates the epidemiology of acute and chronic pancreatitis in the state of Odisha.
This study was a prospective study carried out in a single hospital, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar during 2016–2017.
Results showed that there were more acute cases of pancreatitis (n=65, 73.9%) and overall pancreatitis was more prevalent in men (n=70; 79%). Unfortunately, an overwhelming majority of the patients do not know what aggravates (n=71; 81.8%) or alleviates (n=79; 89.8%) their condition.
Men were more likely to develop acute and chronic pancreatitis than women. Future studies should explore the genetic interactions modifying disease development, especially in India.
Chronic pancreatitis, Diagnostic tools, Epidemiology, Gallstones.