November 12, 2014
Alternate Journal: Case reports in hepatology
ISSN: 2090-6587 (Print)
Accession Number: 25374721
Abstract: Acute pancreatitis complicating fulminant viral hepatitis has been well recognized; however, acute pancreatitis occurring in nonfulminant hepatitis is very rare. The case presented describes moderate pancreatitis in a young male, manifesting during the course of nonfulminant acute hepatitis E infection. The diagnosis of acute viral hepatitis E was confirmed by serology and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to demonstrate Hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA in both stool and serum. Patients with acute viral hepatitis presenting with severe abdominal pain should have a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis suspected and appropriate investigations including serum amylase, lipase, biliary ultrasonography and/or contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen should be undertaken. The identification of this unusual complication of Hepatitis E is important; however, the prognosis for patients with Acute Pancreatitis Complicating Acute Hepatitis E Virus Infection is good, and uncomplicated recovery with conservative treatment is expected.
Notes: Nayak, Hemanta Kumar
Kamble, Nitish L
Daga, Mradul Kumar
Case Reports Hepatol. 2013;2013:531235. doi: 10.1155/2013/531235. Epub 2013 Jan 31.
Author Address: LN Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Medical Block, Room No. 121, New Delhi 110002, India.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4732Author: Ni, Q., Sun, K., Chen, G. and Shang, D.
Title: In vitro effects of emodin on peritoneal macrophages that express membrane-bound CD14 protein in a rat model of severe acute pancreatitis/systemic inflammatory response syndrome