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Med Arch. 2013; 67(4): 295-296

An Acute Edematous Pancreatitis Case Developed On The Basis Of Hypertriglyceridemia

Tuncay Aslan, Abdulsamet Erden, Hatice Karagoz, Samet Karahan, Fatma Aykas, Emine Uslu, Hasan Mutlu, Ahmet Karaman.

Hypertriglyceridemia is an important and under-diagnosed etiology of acute non-biliary pancreatitis. There has been no standardized protocol to treat these patients. Our patient is a case of an uncontrolled diabetes mellitus using oral antidiabetic and fenofibrate with a history of dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient was performed a treatment protocol consisting a combination of insulin and heparin for to stimulate lipoprotein-lipase activity. All the values of the patient recovered at the end of the treatment. Our goal is to present a case of acute pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia, differential diagnosis and treatment approach.

Key words: Hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis, treatment

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