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Pancreatic involvement in systemic sarcoidosis. A case report.
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PMID:  15046194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of serum pancreatic hyperenzymemia as a primary manifestation of sarcoidosis; pancreatic involvement was confirmed by endoscopic ultrasonography which revealed a notable glandular fibrosis of the pancreas. It is important that patients with systemic sarcoidosis who have increased serum levels of amylase and lipase be checked in order to detect the presence of possible pancreatic involvement. Endoscopic ultrasonography represents the technique of choice used to confirm the clinical suspicion of pancreatic inflammation.
E Romboli; D Campana; L Piscitelli; E Brocchi; G Barbara; A D'Errico; P Fusaroli; R Corinaldesi; R Pezzilli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1590-8658     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-29     Completed Date:  2004-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant'Orsola Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Amylases / blood
Lipase / blood
Middle Aged
Pancreas / pathology*
Pancreatic Diseases / pathology*
Sarcoidosis / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC; EC 3.2.1.-/Amylases

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