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What are the dangers of alcohol induced acute pancreatitis?

Q: If you have alcohol induced acute pancreatitis, is it possible that there are no signs of damage or problems with the liver or any other organs?

A:Strictly speaking acute pancreatitis caused by alcohol is almost always confined to the pancreas and does not involve the liver. After having stated this, in people who regularly drink alcohol the liver can get inflamed and can lead to chronic liver disease. Therefore there can be a scenario in a person who uses alcohol on a regular basis where acute pancreatitis could develop in whom there is already an alcohol induced liver malfunction. So it is imperative that you have your liver function tests to ensure the liver is healthy, if not you will have to seek advice from a specialist. If however the liver function tests turn out to be normal, total alcohol abstinence is essential and prognosis then can be excellent


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