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Chronic pancreatitis is the chronic, continuous inflammatory and fibrotic process of the pancrease, due to a lot of different aetiology. This will eventually lead to the impairment of the exocrine and endocrine function of pancrease. The causes for chronic pancreastitis can be chronic alcohol excess, autoimmune, metabolic, obstructive due to stricture, idiopathic, and genetic inheritance like cystic fibrosis and hereditary pancreatitis. Alchol excess remains the most common cause of chronic pancreastitis, may be accounting to around 2/3 of the cases of chronic pancreatitis. Autoimmune pancreatitis is characterized by the presence of auto-antibody, increased serum immunoglobulin level, and elevated IgG4 level. What are the management plans for patient with chronic pancreatitis??