Dehydration and pancreatitis in a child lost in the mountains for 2 days

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An 8-year-old boy became lost while hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California in August 1994. He was found 2 days later, at which time he was dehydrated and admitted to the hospital for rehydration. After admission, he was found to also have mild pancreatitis. Although trauma could not be ruled out as the cause of the pancreatitis, the stress associated with being lost is felt to be an equally likely etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • dehydration
  • hiking
  • mountains
  • pancreatitis
  • stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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