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Hyperlipidemia-associated pancreatitis in pregnancy managed with fenofibrate.
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PMID:  21252809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Pancreatitis is a concerning clinical event during pregnancy, with high morbidity and mortality rates for mother and fetus. Hypertriglyceridemia is considered a rare cause of pancreatitis in pregnancy, with the majority of reported cases being associated with the lipid metabolism disorders.
CASE: : We report on a case of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis in a woman presenting at 32 weeks of gestational age. Her dyslipidemia was not controlled with diet alone, necessitating medical intervention. Fenofibrate was used successfully. Recurrence of pancreatitis during the pregnancy was avoided, and a healthy neonate was delivered at 35 weeks of gestation.
CONCLUSION: : Fenofibrate was used safely and successfully during pregnancy in this case of hypertriglyceridemia-associated pancreatitis refractory to conservative measures.
Amy E Whitten; Robert P Lorenz; Joann M Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.
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