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2024 May 18

Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol


Novel therapeutics to treat chronic pancreatitis: targeting pancreatic stellate cells and macrophages.


Iyer S, Enman M, Sahay P, Dudeja V


Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a persistent, recurrent, and progressive disorder that is characterized by chronic inflammation and irreversible fibrosis of the pancreas. It is associated with severe morbidity, resulting in intense abdominal pain, diabetes, exocrine and endocrine dysfunction, and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The etiological factors are diverse and the major risk factors include smoking, chronic alcoholism, as well as other environmental and genetic factors. The treatment and management of CP is challenging, and no definitive curative therapy is currently available.