It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Duodenal Ulcer, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Acute Pancreatitis.
Acute pancreatitis is a sudden, severe illness caused by an inflamed pancreas. This severe inflammation can destroy the pancreatic tissue and causes it to leak pancreatic enzymes into the bloodstream. Symptoms include sudden, severe upper abdominal pain (epigastric pain), nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills and racing of the heart. Acute pancreatitis has a misdiagnosis rate of 43%.