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I have very less time to prepare for my exams so i need mnemonics to remember pancreatitis causes and morphology or anyother relevant things

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I have simple mnemonics for causes, pathogenesis and morphology of pancreatitis.

**Cause: GET SMASHED**
**G**all stones
**S**hock, **S**corpion sting
**M**umps, **M**ycoplasma pneumoniae
**S**PINK1, PRSS1 mutation
**H**ypercalcemia, **H**yperlipoproteinemia
**D**rugs (Thiazides, Valproate)

**Pathogenesis: DAD**
1. **D**uct obstruction
2. **A**cinar cell injury
3. **D**efective intracellular transport

**Morphology of Chronic pancreatitis: DAD**
1. **D**esmoplasia
2. **A**trophy
3. **D**ilated ducts

Hope it helps. Best of luck.
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Drugs causing pancreatitis: SAVED IMP
S: Sulindac
A: Azathiporine, Acetaminophen
V: Valproate
E: Estrogen
D: Diuretics, Dideoxynosine

I: Isoniazid
M: Metronidazole, Methyldopa
P: Phenytoin, Procainamide
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Modified Glasgow Scoring system of severity prediction in acute pancreatitis: PANCREAS

P: PaO2 (<60 mmHg)
A: Age (>55 yrs)
N: Neutrophils/WBC (>15x10^9/L )
C: Calcium (<2 mmol/L)
R: Raised urea (>16 mmol/L)
E: Enzymes LDH (>600 units/L) and AST (>200 units/L)
A: Albumin (<32 g/L)
S: Sugar/Glucose (>10 mmol/L)

3 or more positive criteria constitute severe disease.
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