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Carbofuran-induced acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14730122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
CONTEXT: Carbamate insecticides are widely used in commercial agriculture and home gardening. A serious side effect of organophosphate and carbamate intoxication is the development of acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to our hospital with cholinergic crisis and pancreatitis soon after the ingestion of a carbamate insecticide (carbofuran). An abdominal CT scan disclosed pancreatic necrosis with intrapancreatic fluid collection, consistent with the development of a pancreatic pseudocyst in a subsequent CT scan. No predisposing factor for pancreatitis was evident. Pseudocholinesterase levels returned to normal 7 days later and the patient was discharged in good physical condition one month after admission. DISCUSSION: Although acute pancreatitis is not infrequent after organophosphate intoxication, it is quite rare after carbamate ingestion and has not been previously reported after carbofuran intoxication.
Authors:
Evangelos Rizos; Evangelos Liberopoulos; Paraskevi Kosta; Stavros Efremidis; Moses Elisaf
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-19     Completed Date:  2004-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Carbofuran / poisoning*
Female
Humans
Insecticides / poisoning*
Pancreatitis / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 1563-66-2/Carbofuran

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