Ushna Naveed, Aneela Iqbal.
Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Pancreatitis Treated with Medical Management without Plasmapheresis.
J Shalamar Med Dent Coll Jan ;2(1):50-2.
Hypertriglyceridemia is third prevailing cause of acute pancreatitis after biliary and alcoholic etiology. It accounts for 1 to 4% cases of pancreatitis. Present case describes a thirty years old diabetic male, who presented in emergency with pain in the abdomen and yellow discoloration of the skin. He was admitted with suspicion of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), but no improvement was seen after DKA treatment. His laboratory investigations showed normal serum amylase levels and dyslipidemia with raised serum triglycerides levels. He was diagnosed as acute pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia, which is considered as a rare cause of acute pancreatitis.
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