Korean J Gastroenterol.  2020 Apr;75(4):220-224. 10.4166/kjg.2020.75.4.220.

Acute Pancreatitis with Hypercalcemia as Initial Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma

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  • 1Devision of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea

Abstract

A case of acute pancreatitis associated with hypercalcemia resulting from a newly diagnosed multiple myeloma is reported. There have been several prior reports of hypercalcemia-induced pancreatitis in patients with multiple myeloma, but very few showed the following two aspects: pancreatitis as the first manifestation of hematologic malignancy and recovery after serum calcium levels fell into normal range. When clinicians encounter a patient with hypercalcemic status and acute pancreatitis without any known etiology of pancreatitis, multiple myeloma as a root cause of pancreatitis should be considered.

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Pancreatitis; Hypercalcemia; Multiple myeloma
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