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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 767831, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/767831
Case Report

Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Pancreatitis (Chylomicronemia Syndrome) Treated with Supportive Care

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Bağcılar, 34200 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Etimesgut, 06797 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Internal Medicine, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Bağcılar, 34200 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 22 May 2014; Revised 9 November 2014; Accepted 9 November 2014; Published 23 November 2014

Academic Editor: Moritoki Egi

Copyright © 2014 Emin Uysal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis. In treatment pancreatic rest, lifestyle changes, medications (fibrates, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and nicotinic acid) are essential. Many experimental treatment modalities have been reported as insulin and heparin infusion and plasmapheresis. In this study we present the hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis treated with supportive care.