Vol.-19, No.-1

assess whether they developed certain complications suggestive of severe acute pancreatitis. Based\\r\\non the complications the patients were divided into two groups – severe pancreatitis and not severe\\r\\npancreatitis and their demographic, clinical and biochemical data were compared between groups to\\r\\nfind out the predictors of severe acute pancreatitis. Age range was from 17-80yrs with the peak\\r\\nincidence between the 3rd & 4th decades and also from the 5th decades onwards. Male to female ratio\\r\\nwas roughly 3:2. We found that jaundice, oliguria and melaena were much higher in the severe\\r\\npancreatitis group than those in patients of not severe pancreatitis.\\r\\nHowever the difference was not significant (P > 0.05). Total count of WBC was higher in the severe\\r\\npancreatitis group than in the patients with pancreatitis of not severe group (P = 0.057).The\\r\\neosinophil percentage was significantly lesser in the severe pancreatitis group than in the other\\r\\ngroups(p=0.002).USG findings of swollen pancreas and peripancreatic collection showed a significant\\r\\nrelationship in the severe pancreatitis group (P < 0.05)\\r\\n