Richard G. Farmer, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Eugene I. Winkelman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Helen B. Brown, Ph.D.; Lena A. Lewis, Ph.D.
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A prospective study was begun in 1969 to investigate the relationship of hyperlipidemia and pancreatitis. Ten patients were studied. All had discrete, recurrent, acute pancreatitis, with typical pain, hyperamylasemia, and hyperlipidemia during the acute phase. Six underwent laparotomy; three had cholecystectomy, but none had cholelithiasis. None were alcoholics, had chronic liver disease, hypercalcemia, or family histories of similar illnesses. Hypertriglyceridemia was present in all; rising levels correlated with abdominal pain (range, 400 to 9000 mg/100 ml; mean, 3000 mg/100 ml). Chylomicronemia was present in nine; cholesterol elevation was modest (mean, 450 mg/100 ml); and elevated prebeta lipoproteins were present in
Farmer RG, Winkelman EI, Brown HB, Lewis LA. Atypical Hyperlipoproteinemia and Pancreatitis.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-859_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):859.
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