Korean J Gastroenterol.  2020 Oct;76(4):211-214. 10.4166/kjg.2020.76.4.211.

Acute Pancreatitis associated with Acute Hepatitis A in an Old Aged Patient

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


Acute pancreatitis caused by acute hepatitis A is extremely rare, with only a small number of cases in young adults having been reported. This paper presents a 74-year-old female patient with an acute abdomen, which proved to be acute pancreatitis with acute hepatitis A. A survey of acute viral hepatitis A as a root cause of pancreatitis should be considered when clinicians encounter patients with acute pancreatitis without any known etiology of pancreatitis.


Pancreatitis; Hepatitis A; Old age


  • Fig. 1 Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed edematous wall of gallballdder (arrow), and mild edematous pancreatic parenchymal change with peripancreatic haziness.

  • Fig. 2 Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography demonstrated no evidence of mass or stone in the (A) gall bladder, (B) common bile duct and (C) pancreas.


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