Atypical Presentation of Acute Pancreatitis in a Man with Pancreatic Insufficiency and Cystic Fibrosis: A Case Report

Malcolm Turner; Hugh Jackson; Robin Harle; Rob Bohmer; David W Reid


J Med Case Reports. 2010;4(298) 

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As patients with cystic fibrosis survive into their fourth and fifth decades of life, atypical presentations of acute pancreatitis may become more common. Caution needs to be exercised when diagnosing acute pancreatitis in patients with pancreatic insufficiency, as the biochemical parameters normally used may not accurately reflect the disease process.


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