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title:Acute Pancreatitis in a Patient With Enteric fever and Normal Lipase Levels; CASE REPORT

Author:Amita Diwakar, Nilesh Kumar, Nikhil Srivastva, Ravindu Tiwar, Vijay Parashar

Keywords:Pancreatitis, Lipase, Amylase, Typhoid

Type:Case report

Abstract:Pancreatitis represents an extremely rare complication of typhoid fever. Enteric fever is a common infectious disease in developing countries like India. A 45- year old male patient presented with fever ,abdominal pain and multiple episode of vomiting and was diagnosed as having enteric fever complicated by acute pancreatitis. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis should be considered even with normal serum amylase and lipase levels, but normal serum lipase level in acute pancreatitis is extremely rare. There are very few case reports in the world which portray these distinctive associations .Herein, we present a case of acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase levels along with -enteric fever.

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