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Critical pancreatitis management associated with hypertriglyceridemia in pregnancy in emergency service

Published:November 15, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.158488

      Abstract

      Because of the variable clinical features of acute pancreatitis, it is difficult to make a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with abdominal pain in emergency departments. Acute pancreatitis due to severe hypertriglyceridemia during pregnancy is rare but due to the increased risk of maternal and fetal mortality, diagnosis and treatment options should be known and should be performed in the emergency department, which is the first admission site.
      In this case report, we present a 20-year-old woman with 19 weeks pregnant who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and whose biochemistry parameters were high enough to give lipemic stimulation was hospitalized in the emergency ıntensıve care unit (EICU) in the emergency department and lipid apheresis treatment was planned successfully. Lipid apheresis treatment in patients with resistant hypertriglyceridemia in the emergency department should become an easy, safe and effective option with the use of an emergency intensive care unit.

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