Diabetic hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis masquerading as biliary pancreatitis

David B. Huang, Philip Raskin

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus has a profound effect on plasma lipid metabolism especially triglycerides. One complication of hypertriglyceridemia is acute pancreatitis. Here, we report a case of diabetic hypertriglyceridemia-induced recurrent acute pancreatitis that masquerades as biliary pancreatitis. Institution of insulin therapy caused a resolution of the hypertriglyceridemia and a cessation of the episodes of acute pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 25 2002

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Insulin
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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