Children/Pediatric Pancreatic Disease
Acute Pancreatitis in Children
Acute pancreatitis is irritation of the pancreas. Your child’s pancreas is an organ located in the upper abdomen that is important for digestion and blood sugar regulation.
Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas sustains injury and becomes inflamed. There are a variety of different reasons that the pancreas can become injured. This initial event triggers inflammation. As the inflammation proceeds, further injury to the pancreas occurs. The extent of this damage determines the severity of acute pancreatitis. The damage and irritation to the pancreas typically resolves over time. Thus, acute pancreatitis is a reversible inflammation of the pancreas. To read more, please visit Acute Pancreatitis in Children.
Chronic Pancreatitis in Children
Childhood Inherited Pancreatic Disorders
Starbright World is an online community and a private social network for teenagers aged 13-20 with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions. It is also available to teen siblings. Starbright allows users to send messages to other users, upload photos and videos, post to message boards and engage in moderated chats in a chat room providing peer-to-peer support and encouragement.
National Pancreas Foundation YouTube channel. The NPF holds patient education events throughout the country. Our Youtube channel is a platform we use to host recorded talks on pancreatitis. There are pediatric pancreatitis talks available that we find are helpful to learn more about the disease and options.