Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 49–61

Therapeutic effect of chlorophyll-a in the treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis

  • Akira Yoshida
  • Osamu Yokono
  • Toshitsugu Oda
Original Article


The favorable clinical effects of water-soluble form of chlorophyll-a in the treatment of patients with chronic relapsing pancreatitis are described.
  1. 1)

    34 cases were treated with chlorophyll-a infusion and fairly favorable effect was obtained in 23 cases and some favorable effect, in 9 cases.

  2. 2)

    The most disgusting symptom of pancreatitis, the abdominal pain disappeared in a week or so with infusion of 5–20 mg of chlorophyll-a per day for 1–2 weeks, in all the effective cases.

  3. 3)

    Patients have become well controlled by intermittent administration of chlorophyll-a, even when they had recurrences.

  4. 4)

    5 cases which had difficulty in the treatment by trasylol, were also successfully treated with chlorophyll-a.

  5. 5)

    In all the cases treated with chlorophyll-a, no unfavorable side-effect, such as of allergic, or photosensitive, or hepatotoxic nature, was hitherto observed.


Key Words

pancreatitis chlorophyll-a protease inhibitor 


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Copyright information

© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Yoshida
    • 1
  • Osamu Yokono
    • 2
  • Toshitsugu Oda
    • 1
  1. 1.The 1st Department of Medicine, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Health Administration CenterTokyo University of Foreign StudiesJapan

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