Causes of Acute Pancreatitis

Mnemonic: “I GET SMASHED”

I: Idiopathic

G: Gallstones (45%)

E: Ethanol (35%)

T: Tumors (pancreas, Ampulla)

S: Scorpion stings

M: Microbiological (mumps,CMV,EBV)etc

A: Autoimmune (SLE, Crohn’s, PAN)

S: Surgery/Trauma

H: Hyperlipidemia

E: Emboli/Ischemia

D: Drugs/Toxins

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