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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 517414, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/517414
Case Report

Loperamide-Induced Acute Pancreatitis

1Department of Surgery, Helsingborg Hospital, 25187 Helsingborg, Sweden
2Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Landspitali University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
3Department of Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
5Department of Gastroenterology, Landspitali University Hospital, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Received 2 June 2013; Accepted 24 August 2013

Academic Editors: P. Abraham, H. Akiho, T. Hirata, and S. Nomura

Copyright © 2013 Halla Vidarsdottir 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

Acute pancreatitis is a common disease leading to hospitalizations, most often caused by gallstones or alcohol. We present a case of a patient diagnosed with acute pancreatitis considered to be due to loperamide treatment for diarrhea.