Expert Video - What causes chronic pancreatitis in children and teens?

Physicians discuss chronic pancreatitis in children which is relatively rare and stems from causes that are either obstructive or genetic in nature. They describe how obstructive causes result from abnormalities in the pancreatic tubes or ducts, but that these are generally treatable. Genetic risk factors also account for children developing chronic pancreatitis, although having risk factors does not necessarily mean that a child will develop the pancreatitis. Other factors such as environment may be a contributing factor as well.

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