It is present in up to 76% of cases of pancreatitis, and it is usually associated with tachycardia, an accelerated heartbeat. Fever does not mean there’s an infection in the pancreas or any other part of the body, and antibiotic therapy is not recommended as a routine therapy of pancreatitis.
Thus, if you experience fever do not automatically believe it is caused by an infection. Instead, it is the inflammatory state triggered by pancreatic damage that increases body temperature through activating the thermoregulatory regions in the brain. Hypotension is usually noted along with fever and accelerated heartbeat, and along with the rest of the symptoms, they provide a general scope to diagnose this disease.