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Mnemonic for Causes of Pancreatitis

A common mnemonic for causes of Pancreatitis " I GET SMASHED ",an allusion to heavy drinking(one of the many causes)

-I: idiopathic
-G: gallstone; Gallstones that travel down the common bile duct and which subsequenly get stuck in the Ampulla of Vater can cause obstruction in the outflow of pancreatic juices from the pancreas into the duodenum.The backflow of these digestive juices causes lysis of pancreatic cells and subsequent pancreatitis.
-E: ethanol (alcohol)
-T: trauma
-S: steroids
-M: mumps (paramyxovirus)and other viruses as(Epstein-Barr virus & cytomegalovirus)
-A: autoimmune disease; as polyarteritis nodosa & systemic lupus erythromatosis.
-S: scorpion sting-Tityus Trinitatis-Trinidad / snake bite.
-H: hypercalcemia,hyperlipidemia,hypertriglyceridemia and hypothermia.
-E: ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatograpgy)
-D: drugs; (SAND-steroids&sulfonamids,azathioprine,NSAID,diuretics such as furosemide and thiazides & didanosine) and duodenal ulcers
Mnemonic for Causes of Pancreatitis

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