Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2019 Jul;24(3):116-120. 10.15279/kpba.2019.24.3.116.

Ceftriaxone-induced Acute Pancreatitis in an Adult

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. youreon.park@gmail.com


Ceftriaxone is commonly used for the treatment of bacterial infection. But it may precipitate in bile causing biliary sludge, pseudolithiasis and gallstone especially in children. We report a case of ceftriaxone-induced acute pancreatitis in an old woman. An 83-year-old woman was admitted for treatment of renal stone. She had received intravenous ceftriaxone for 11 days. After percutaneous nephrolithotomy, she was discharged. After 12 days, she visited the emergency department due to epigastric pain. Laboratory finding was suggestive of gallstone pancreatitis and abdominal computed tomography revealed gallbladder stone, which was absent previously. After conservative care, she received cholecystectomy and discharged without sequelae.


Ceftriaxone; Pancreatitis; Gallstones
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