Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2010 Jun;53(6):535-539. 10.5468/kjog.2010.53.6.535.

A case of acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia in gestational diabetes

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ju47005@hallym.ac.kr

Abstract

Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis in pregnancy. Pregnancy is related with hypertriglyceridemia especially in the 3rd trimester due to increase of estrogen. Diabetes is known as a common cause of secondary lipid metabolism disorder and is often associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Shock and sepsis related to pancreatitis in pregnancy result in a relatively high morbidity and mortality rate for both the mother and the fetus. Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis complicated in gestational diabetes has not previously been reported. We report a case of 26(+4) weeks gestational aged primigravida with acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia in gestational diabetes. We reviewed the clinical courses and treatments of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy with the literatures.

Keyword

Gestational diabetes; Hypertriglyceridemia; Acute pancreatitis
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