A nurse is assessing a patient with acute pancreatitis. The nurse should be aware of which assessment findings that support the diagnosis?


• Acute pancreatitis can cause an elevated temperature, weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

• Abdominal pain in acute pancreatitis is classically described as sharp epigastric pain that radiates into the back.

• The other options are not associated with pancreatitis.

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