A case of acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase

Authors

  • Afroja Alam Assistant Professor & Resident Physician Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Ferdous Ur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka
  • Mahbubur Rahman Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka
  • Abed Hussain Khan Medical Officer, Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Mainul Hasan Chowdhury MD-Resident, Phase-B, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • MA Jalil Chowdhury Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i3.26302

Keywords:

acute pancreatitis, serum amylase, serum lipase

Abstract

Patients with acute pancreatitis typically present with epigastric pain. In such patients, demonstration of elevated pancreatic enzymes and swollen pancreas by radiological investigations are sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Here we present case history of a middle aged man who had epigastric pain, fever and swollen pancreas but enzyme levels were normal. He responded to conventional conservative treatment.

Bangladesh Med J. 2014 Sep; 43 (3): 162-164

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Afroja Alam, Assistant Professor & Resident Physician Department of Internal Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka



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Published

2016-01-07

How to Cite

Alam, A., Rahman, M. F. U., Rahman, M., Khan, A. H., Chowdhury, M. M. H., & Chowdhury, M. J. (2016). A case of acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 43(3), 162–164. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i3.26302

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Case Reports