Is acute pancreatitis more prevalent in males or females?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Jeffrey C F Tang, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Generally, acute pancreatitis affects males more often than females. In males, the etiology is more often related to alcohol; in females, it is more often related to biliary tract disease. Idiopathic pancreatitis has no clear predilection for either sex.


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