Acute pancreatitis can be caused by hypertriglyceridaemia. The treatment includes lowering of the blood triglyceride levels. We present a case of a 40-year-old woman who was admitted in this condition. She was treated with plasmapheresis, which led to a rapid decline of the blood triglyceride levels. The national Danish guidelines on treatment of acute pancreatitis do not mention plasmapheresis as a method of lowering elevated triglyceride levels. We suggest that the guidelines should be revised with attention to this treatment option.

Bidragets oversatte titelPlasmapheresis in the treatment of acute pancreatitis associated with severe hypertriglyceridaemia
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer40
StatusUdgivet - 3 okt. 2016


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