Hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis—treatment with heparin and insulin

Amitabh Monga, Anju Arora, Ravinder P S Makkar, Ajay Kumar Gupta
Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2003, 22 (3): 102-3
Heparin and insulin stimulate lipoprotein lipase and are known to decrease serum triglyceride levels. However, their efficacy in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis is not well documented. We report a 51-year-old man in whom treatment with heparin and insulin was accompanied by reduction in serum triglyceride levels and resolution of pancreatitis.

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