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Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term inflammation of the pancreas that can lead to permanent damage and loss of function. It is caused by the repeated damage to the pancreas from alcohol abuse, gallstones, or other causes. Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis include abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery.
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