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Glasgow Prognostic Criteria in Acute Pancreatitis (Imrie Criteria)

Purpose:

To identify patients with acute pancreatitis who have severe disease based on information collected during the first 48 hours from admission.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K85

Description:

The Glasgow system is a simple prognostic system that uses the data collected during the first 48 hours following an admission for pancreatitis. The criteria for point assignment is that a certain breakpoint be met at anytime during that 48 hour period, so that in some situations it can be calculated shortly after admission. It is applicable to both biliary and alcoholic pancreatitis.

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