Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that develops rapidly and is short lived. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Conservative measures such as fasting and intravenous fluid rehydration can usually resolve most mild cases. Surgery may be indicated for severe cases, in which serious complications can occur and be fatal.
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