Increased Hemoglobin-Oxygen Affinity in Patients with Pancreatitis Associated with Type I and V Hyperlipoproteinemia

  • Jørn Ditzel
  • Eigil Hess Thaysen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


It is now well established that one kind of pancreatitis is closely related to hyperlipemia and a lipoprotein electrophoretic pattern of Type I or V (Havel, 1969; Banks, 1971; Stum and Spiro, 1971; Farmer et al, 1973). In familial hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) of these types acute pancreatitis may materialize when serum triglyceride levels are high (above 10 g/l), whereas remission occurs in response to a low fat diet. This association has led to the suggestion that the pancreatitis is caused by the disorder in lipid metabolism. The possible mechanism whereby hyperlipemia may predispose patients to attacks of pancreatitis remains poorly understood.


Type Versus Oxygen Affinity Recurrent Pancreatitis Mesenteric Adipose Tissue Oxygen Dissociation Curve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jørn Ditzel
    • 1
  • Eigil Hess Thaysen
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and Clinical ChemistryAalborg Regional HospitalDenmark

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