Pancreatic Infection

  • Christopher P. Johnson
  • Charles E. EdmistonJr


Pancreatic infection occurs most often as a complication of acute pancreatitis. The unique aspects of pancreatic inflammation predispose to secondary bacterial infection, which occurs in approximately 5% of all cases of acute pancreatitis. This review focuses on the pathogenesis, microbiology and surgical management of pancreatic infections, which occur as a complication of acute pancreatitis.


Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Necrosis Necrotizing Pancreatitis Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis 
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  • Charles E. EdmistonJr

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