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JOP. 2010 Jul 5;11(4):369-72.

Acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase: a case series.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA. anishshah21@gmail.com

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Acute pancreatitis is diagnosed on the basis of clinical features, biochemical tests and imaging studies. Normal serum amylase level has been reported in the setting of acute pancreatitis but normal serum lipase level in acute pancreatitis is extremely rare.

CASE REPORT:

Herein, we present a case series of acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase levels along with a review of the topic.

CONCLUSION:

In appropriate clinical setting, the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis should be entertained even with normal serum amylase and lipase levels.

PMID:
20601812
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