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GUTIERREZ RESTREPO, Johnayro et al. Acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia and treatment with plasmapheresis: case report. Iatreia [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.4, pp.391-397. ISSN 0121-0793.

Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a potential cause of acute pancreatitis (AP), especially when its value is higher than 1.000 mg/dL. Different therapeutic measures have been proposed for patients with AP secondary to HTG, including the one that seems to be more effective: plasmapheresis. We report the case of a patient with severe HTG (triglycerides 6.480 mg/dL) that suffered from AP, and had favorable evolution with plasmapheresis.

Keywords : Hypertriglyceridemia; Plasmapheresis; Pancreatitis.

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