Author(s): Dr. KM Ganesh Babu and Dr. BR Venkatkrishna
Abstract: The aim of this retrospective study is to identify, causes of Acute Pancreatitis in rural population and the conservative treatment method practiced in Akash Medical College & RH. Devanahalli. Methodology: About 100 patients were selected, diagnosed as Acute Pancreatitis using biochemical and Radiological investigations, this retrospective study was done for a period of 2 years Results: In this study the major risk factor associated with Acute Pancreatitis was chronic alcohol intake, majority were male patients (98%) and purely medical treatment was done.
Conclusion: The most common cause of Pancreatitis in this rural place is chronic alcohol intake with mild to moderate severity. Treatment followed was only medical with no surgical intervention.