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ORELLANA SOTO, Pablo. Pancreatitis aguda: revisión de las nuevas guías del 2013. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.1, pp.79-83. ISSN 2215-5287.

Acute pancreatitis is a pathology that is produced by inflammation of pancreatic tissue and the subsequent release of pancreatic enzymes. It affects, besides of the pancreatic tissue, nearby tissues, producing local complications, and more distant systems, producing organ failure. Depending on the presence of this organ failure and its persistence, is that the severity of the disease is defined. In 2013 the “American College of Gastroenterology” published current guidelines about the diagnostic and management of this pathology, in which more than 150 articles where revised and recommendations where given according to expert criteria and evidence, taken into consideration what has come to light in the past years. This article has the objective of realizing a review of this guidelines and other articles of relevance.

Keywords : Acute pancreatitis; American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines 2013.

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