Diabetic hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis masquerading as biliary pancreatitis

David B Huang, Philip Raskin
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 2002, 16 (2): 180-2
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.

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