What is the long-term health outlook for chronic pancreatitis in children and teens?
Physicians describe the long-term health outlook for children and teens who have chronic pancreatitis. They explain that because the disease is quite variable, some patients will manage better than others, although the majority will develop some form of chronic pain over time. Another concern discussed is the possibility for some children to develop diabetes - the onset of which is also variable. Finally, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer is of greater concern for teens due to increased opportunities for smoking and drinking.
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