Acute Pancreatitis complications
Acute Pancreatitis

Complications could include:

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition that occurs when fluid fills up the air sacs in your lungs. Common symptoms include labored breathing, fever, fast pulse, and blue skin or nails.
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
  • When an infant is born prematurely, the lungs may not have time to fully develop. This can lead to a variety of immediate breathing disorders.
  • A pancreatic pseudocyst is a collection of tissue and fluids that forms on your pancreas. It's usually not dangerous unless it ruptures.
  • Pleural effusion, also called "water on the lung," is an excessive buildup of fluid between your lungs and chest cavity. There's always a small amount of liquid inside your lungs.
  • Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure. Low blood pressure is good in most cases, but it may lead to fatigue, dizziness, or even loss of consciousness. It can be a symptom of an underlying condition.
  • Orthostatic hypotension (also called postural hypotension) is a sudden fall in blood pressure that occurs upon standing quickly.
  • Oliguria is the medical term for a decreased output of urine. This is clinically defined as an output of below 400 millilitres (~16 ounces) of urine over the course of 24 hours. If you are still urinating in any amount, you are experiencing oligur...
  • A collapse of the lung, also called pneumothorax, occurs when air that normally circulates within the lung leaks into the space between the lung and the chest wall, pushing the lung down or causing it to collapse.
  • Inside your kidneys are small tube-shaped structures that remove salt, excess fluids, and waste products from the blood. When these tubules are damaged or destroyed, you develop acute tubular necrosis (ATN). The damage may result in acute kidney f...
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