USMLE Step 1 Review/Gastrointestinal

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Causes of Acute Pancreatitis[edit]

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  1. Gall stones
  2. Ethanol
  3. Trauma
  4. Steroids
  5. Mumps
  6. Autoimmune disease
  7. Scorpion venom
  8. Hyperlipidemia
  9. ERCP (dye)
  10. Drugs (Azathioprine, Asparginase, Mercaptopurines)

Alcohol and Gallstones are most common causes.


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