PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM AS AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS: A CASE REPORT
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Savitri T, Shwetha B, Sai Raghavendra D, Radha P
2015 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
Chronic pancreatitis is a relatively rare disorder occurring in 1.6 to 13 per 100,000 population. This is a progressive disease with persistent inflammation leading to damage and/or destruction of the anatomy and functioning of pancreas. The etiology is multifactorial. Alcohol consumption is implicated in 73% of cases. Primary hyperparathyroidism is an unusual cause and literature is limited on this interesting association. Hypercalcemia is thought to be the mechanism by which
more » ... h hyperparathyroidism causes chronic pancreatitis. In this paper, we discuss a case of an 18 year old female patient presented with prolonged dull unremitting upper abdominal pain since 3 years with hypercalcemia as cause due to parathyroid adenoma.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/897 fatcat:boqvfb3km5b2dgdgwo2at74j2m