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Hypertriglyceridaemia; a rare cause for severe acute pancreatitis

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L. P. C. Warnapura

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, GB
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Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist
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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is a common cause for acute abdominal pain. Its aetiology is multifactorial with gallstone disease and alcohol abuse being common causative factors. Hypertriglyceridaemia (HTG) is a rare yet well known cause for acute pancreatitis. HTG pancreatitis (HTGP) is associated with severe multi-organ involvement increasing the morbidity and mortality. Prompt lipid lowering therapy and multi-organ support in intensive care is essential for such patients to achieve a good outcome. However, randomised clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of specific lipid lowering measures for HTGP is lacking due to its relative rarity.

How to Cite: Warnapura, L.P.C., 2019. Hypertriglyceridaemia; a rare cause for severe acute pancreatitis. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(1), pp.3–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v27i1.8399
Published on 06 Feb 2019.
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