ALLAN D. SIEFKIN, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Goldstein recently reported a case of acute pancreatitis associated with sulindac use (1). I recently cared for a patient in whom the association is also convincing.
A 72-year-old woman had 2 days of increasingly severe midepigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting after 3 to 4 months of dull abdominal and back pain. Upper gastrointestinal test findings 1 monh earlier had been normal. Oral cholecystogram findings 2 years previously had been normal. She was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and treated symptomatically with fluids and nasogastric suction. She had a history of idiopathic
SIEFKIN AD. Sulindac and Pancreatitis. Ann Intern Med. ;93:932–933. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-932_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):932-933.
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