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Hypertriglyceridemia-induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report

Ankur Poddar, Tanmay Banerjee, Tapas Bandyopadhyay, Samiul Akhtar, Sayan Kar

Keywords : Acute pancreatitis, Euglycemic insulin therapy, Hypertriglyceridemia, Plasmapheresis

Citation Information : Poddar A, Banerjee T, Bandyopadhyay T, Akhtar S, Kar S. Hypertriglyceridemia-induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report. Bengal Physician Journal 2022; 9 (1):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7075

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Increased serum triglyceride level is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Although a rare entity but results in severe pancreatitis with life-threatening organ dysfunction if untreated; therefore it requires a high level of clinical suspicion to be accurately diagnosed. We discuss the case of a 42-year-old man who initially presented in emergency department with suspected acute pancreatitis but who did not respond to the conservative management. On taking detailed history and clinical examination showed an evidence of hyperlipidemia. Subsequent investigations revealed acute pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia. In this report, we tried to highlight few causes of hypertriglyceridemia, and the role of plasmapheresis and euglycemic insulin therapy in the management of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis.

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