Acute hepatitis E complicated by acute pancreatitis and multiorgan dysfunction

Karanth, Suman S and Khan, Zohaib and Rau, Nileshwar Radhakrishna and Rao, Karthik (2014) Acute hepatitis E complicated by acute pancreatitis and multiorgan dysfunction. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1757-790X

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We report this rare case of a 27-year-old man who presented with acute hepatitis E and went on to develop acute epigastric pain. He was diagnosed to have acute severe pancreatitis with shock and acute renal failure due to hepatitis E. Such a phenomenon has rarely been reported in the literature, with patients following a benign course and complete recovery after conservative management and analgesia. Awareness of this potentially life-threatening complication, especially in young men from endemic areas with acute hepatitis E presenting with abdomen pain has been highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pancreatitis;Acute hepatitis;multiorgan dysfunction
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 04:27

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