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Clinical Drug Investigation

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 297–302 | Cite as

Tamoxifen-Induced Severe Hypertriglyceridaemia and Acute Pancreatitis

  • Hakan AlagozluEmail author
  • Mehmet Cindoruk
  • Selahattin Unal
Case Report

Abstract

Hypertriglyceridaemia is a well known risk factor for acute pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridaemia may be primary in origin or secondary to alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy or use of drugs. In this case report, the cause of acute pancreatitis was tamoxifen. We report on a patient with tamoxifen-induced acute pancreatitis and hypertriglyceridaemia who was successfully treated with insulin infusion and long-term gemfibrozil.

Keywords

Pancreatitis Tamoxifen Amylase Acute Pancreatitis Acarbose 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors received no funding for this report, and have no conflicts of interest directly relevant to the content of this report.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hakan Alagozlu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Cindoruk
    • 1
  • Selahattin Unal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyMedical Faculty of Gazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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