Acute hepatitis E complicated by acute pancreatitis and multiorgan dysfunction

Suman S. Karanth, Zohaib Khan, Nileshwar Radhakrishna Rau, Karthik Rao

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Abstract

We report this rare case of a 27-year-old man who presented with acute hepatitis E and went on to develop acute epigastric pain. He was diagnosed to have acute severe pancreatitis with shock and acute renal failure due to hepatitis E. Such a phenomenon has rarely been reported in the literature, with patients following a benign course and complete recovery after conservative management and analgesia. Awareness of this potentially life-threatening complication, especially in young men from endemic areas with acute hepatitis E presenting with abdomen pain has been highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 04-06-2014
Externally publishedYes

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