Acute Pancreatitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 15, 2021
  • Author: Jeffrey C F Tang, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Recognizing patients with severe acute pancreatitis as soon as possible is critical for achieving optimal outcomes.

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Acute peritonitis

  • Macroamylasemia

  • Macrolipasemia

  • Malabsorption syndromes/processes

  • Perforated viscus

Differential Diagnoses