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Moderate acute pancreatitis

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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The patient with moderate acute pancreatitis has a distended and diffusely tender abdomen with some guarding. After 12 to 24 hours, bowel sounds are absent due to an inflammatory ileus but hypovolaemia is less than in a severe attack and tachycardia may be the only systemic sign.

There may be mild jaundice due to periampullary oedema.

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