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Diagnosed with pancreatitis, have elevated lipase levels. What treatment should be taken?

Hi, my name is zari and my niece was diagnosed with pancreatitis yesterday. She is 3 years old. Her Lipase levels over the last three days and been 350, then 450, and now 700. The doctors in my town are telling us that she is fine but we have a hard time believing that as her lipase levels rise. Could you please tell me what needs to be done?
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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It is not right to judge the problem to be pancreatitis with just lipase levels. You should get a CT scan done for the child. I would also like to know why was she seen by a doctor in the first place.

If she has abdominal pain she needs immediate hospitalization. Acute pancreatitis is an emergency and should be promptly treated for better quality of life for the child. The outcomes are good if the pancreatitis is treated early with a known cause.

All the best.
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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