Case Report

Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis Due to Hypertriglyceridemia and Acute Lung Injury

10.5152/imj.2013.39

  • Gökhan Sargın
  • Adil Coşkun
  • Hatice Şule Akın
  • Cem Balantekin
  • Ali Önder Karaoğlu

Received Date: 17.08.2012 Accepted Date: 13.12.2012 IMJ 2013;14(2):143-145

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common etiological factor in acute pancreatitis. In addition, acute lung injury is a component of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and may cause acute pancreatitis. Recurrent acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia and acute lung injury are serious conditions with high morbidity and mortality. Here we present a case report of a 44-year-old male patient with recurrent acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia and acute lung injury.

Keywords: Recurrent acute pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridemia, acute lung injury