Gut Liver.  2009 Mar;3(1):64-66.

Acute Pancreatitis Complicating Spontaneous Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. stanyoo@hallym.ac.kr

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis may complicate viral hepatitis B, as well as the other causes of viral hepatitis. There have been reports of acute pancreatitis complicating acute exacerbations of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, most of which were related to immunosuppressive treatment or organ transplantation. However, acute pancreatitis complicating spontaneous acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B virus infection is rare. We report a case of acute pancreatitis that developed while a spontaneous acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B virus infection was underway in a healthy carrier.

Keyword

Pancreatitis; Hepatitis B; Chronic
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