Pregnancy-Related Severe Hypertriglyceridemia with Genetic Susceptibility Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis

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Arun Agarwal
Ritu Joshi

Abstract

Pregnancy in healthy women is associated with normal changes in lipid metabolism that are essential for fetal growth and development. Hyperlipidemia as a cause of pancreatitis as well as severe Hyperlipidemia in pregnancy is not commonly seen in clinical practice. Acute pain abdomen in a pregnant woman near term is almost always related to labour. However, sometimes it could be a presenting feature of some other abdominal pathology. We report a case of acute pancreatitis due to severe Hyperlipidemia in a pregnant woman diagnosed after receiving an alert from the laboratory of highly lipemic serum. The presentation, management and outcome of the case are discussed.

Keywords:
Hyperlipidemia, pregnancy-induced, lipemic serum, pregnancy outcome, risk factors, pancreatitis

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Agarwal, A., & Joshi, R. (2019). Pregnancy-Related Severe Hypertriglyceridemia with Genetic Susceptibility Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis. Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2(1), 1-6. Retrieved from http://journalarjgo.com/index.php/ARJGO/article/view/30092
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