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Diffuse Abdominal Pain in a 45-Year-Old Woman 

Diffuse Abdominal Pain in a 45-Year-Old Woman
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Diffuse Abdominal Pain in a 45-Year-Old Woman
Author(s):

Mazen O. Al-Qadi

, Jasleen R. Pannu

, and Teng Moua

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464813.003.0008
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date: 22 October 2019

Hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis is similar in clinical presentation to acute pancreatitis, with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting as the most common complaints. It is diagnosed from the presence of hypertriglyceridemia and at least 2 of the following features: abdominal pain, elevated serum pancreatic enzymes, or radiographic features of acute pancreatitis in the absence of other causes (eg, gallstones). It is a common cause of acute pancreatitis.

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