HYPERTRIGLYCERIDAEMIA INDUCED ACUTE PANCREATITIS IN AN INFANT: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Amna Barghout* and Abdulmoein Eid Al-Agha, MBBS, DCH, CABP, FRCPCH
Hypertriglyceridaemia is a rare cause of acute pancreatitis in children, which requires a high index of clinical suspicion. We report a case of a 6-month-old male infant who presented to the emergency department with the acute onset of vomiting, nausea, irritability, and inconsolable crying. He was moderately dehydrated, with generalized abdominal distension and moderate tenderness. His laboratory workup revealed hypertriglyceridaemia, normal cholesterol levels, and elevated lipase and amylase levels. Based on this case, we suggest that abdominal US should be performed in any case of suspected pancreatitis or unexplained abdominal pain.
Keywords: Acute, pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridaemia, amylase, infant.
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