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Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6183629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy with apparently different etiology are reported and the literature is reviewed. In 1 case, continued fetal growth during a period of hyperalimentation is shown. Although acute pancreatitis is a rare complication of pregnancy, there is evidence that both maternal mortality and fetal loss should be low. The main risk to the fetus is from the effects of premature birth. Experimental evidence suggests that pregnancy may be an etiologic factor, but the condition is probably not more common in pregnancy. Although termination of pregnancy may cause prompt regression of symptoms, it should not normally be necessary. Indications for surgical intervention are not affected by the pregnancy, nor are indications for mode of delivery affected by the pancreatitis.
K R Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  653-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Amylases / blood
Cholelithiasis / complications
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Infant, Newborn
Pancreatitis / diet therapy,  etiology*
Pregnancy Complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Proteins; EC 3.2.1.-/Amylases

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