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Pancreatic necrosis associated with preeclampsia-eclampsia.
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PMID:  15007192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is rare and commonly occurs in association with biliary disease. Preeclampsia is associated with microvascular abnormalities that may involve cerebral, placental, hepatic, renal and splanchnic circulation and rarely can cause acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A case of acute pancreatitis in a patient with preeclampsia-eclampsia where the diagnosis was missed initially that resulted in a protracted course and development of organized pancreatic necrosis. The pancreatic necrosis resolved with conservative management over 8 weeks. CONCLUSIONS: The development of severe hypoalbuminemia, out of proportion to proteinuria, hypocalcemia and findings of capillary leak should alert the physician to search for other inflammatory causes, including acute pancreatitis so that early and effective management be given to avoid complications.
Malvinder S Parmar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-09     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Eclampsia / complications*
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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