[An unusual etiology of acute pancreatitis].

Publication date: Nov 29, 2023

A 54-year-old woman consulted the emergency department for abdominal pain, vomiting and fever for 5 days. A biochemical assessment was performed and showed a lipasemia higher than 5 times normal range (264 UI/L). Hyperlipasemia is in favor of acute pancreatitis. On obtaining further history, the patient reported the SARS-CoV-2 infection two weeks ago with a laboratory investigations done the same day as the positive PCR showed a normal lipasemia. The imaging findings were suggestive of early acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis secondary to SARS-CoV-2 infection is suspected.

Concepts Keywords
Pancreatitis acute pancreatitis
Paris lipasemia
Pcr SARS-CoV-2


Type Source Name
disease MESH etiology
disease MESH acute pancreatitis
disease MESH emergency
disease IDO history
disease MESH SARS-CoV-2 infection
pathway REACTOME SARS-CoV-2 Infection

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