JACK GOLDSTEIN, M.D.; DAVID A. LASKIN, M.D.; GENE H. GINSBERG, M.D.
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To the editor: We wish to report our experience with an association of pancreatitis with sulindac.
A 71-year-old white woman was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of abdominal pain progressive over a 2-month period. Just before onset of the pain, she had been placed on sulindac for osteoarthritis. She and her family denied acute or chronic alcohol consumption. The patient was admitted to the emergency room with sharp, severe midepigastric pain associated with nausea, vomiting, and mild diarrhea; she had no history of jaundice, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or peptic ulcer.
Pertinent admission biochemical evaluation showed: alkaline phosphatase, 447 U/L (normal
GOLDSTEIN J, LASKIN DA, GINSBERG GH. Sulindac Associated with Pancreatitis. Ann Intern Med. ;93:151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-151_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):151.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease.
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