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Pancreatitis in an 8 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My nephew is diagnosed with pancreatitis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he was hospitalised for 6 days
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   age - 8yrs
User :   gender male
User :   location - xxx
User :   unmarried
User :   weigth 22 kgs
User :   ?
Doctor :   When was the diagnosis made and what medications is he taking now?
User :   he is not taking any medication...diagnosis was made abt a month back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he have any symptoms as of now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what do u suggest should be our line of treatment going forward
User :   whom should we consult
Doctor :   Pancreatitis usually does not occur in this age group, the fact that it has in him indicates that there is an underlying condition.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   He needs to be thoroughly examined by an Endocrinologist and a General Physician.
User :   so what should I do?
Doctor :   The underlying cause has to be identified and
User :   can this reoccur
Doctor :   Better get him thoroughly examined. First by a General Physician and then depending upon the cause, further
Doctor :   course can be decided.
Doctor :   Yes, there are chances of recurrence. That is why a thorough check up is indicated. Did anyone in his family have this condition or
Doctor :   any other health condition?
User :   is there some additional information that u can provide regarding this?
Doctor :   Yes. The pancreatitis can occur either as a disorder of the immune system or as part of an underlying condition like cystic fibrosis
User :   ok...thanks
Doctor :   If you can provide me some additional information of his investigations it would be helpful.
Doctor :   However, I advise you to get him a complete check up
Doctor :   as this condition if left untreated and can lead to Diabetes
Doctor :   Insulin dependent.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   do u suggest any medication for this treatment
Doctor :   It is better if he gets the medicines after an examination.
Doctor :   However, give him a diet less in fats
Doctor :   Make him take more carbohydrates like wheat
Doctor :   He should drink plenty of fluids
Doctor :   Make him eat smaller meals
Doctor :   With the right treatment he can be brought back to normalcy
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User :   thanks
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