Patient overcomes rare acute necrotizing pancreatitis
Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when he suddenly doubled over in pain. He called an ambulance and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for pancreatitis, which is a painful condition most commonly caused by gallstones developing and becoming lodged in the bile duct.