Evolocumab in treatment of acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common emergency resulting from inflammation of the pancreas. The mechanism involves premature activation of enzyme precursors in the acinar cells triggering a self-digestive inflammatory cascade. Hypertriglyceridemia is the most common etiology of pancreatitis after gall stones and alcohol. It usually follows a sudden surge such as diabetic ketoacidosis on top of hereditary hyperlipidemia. In the present case report; we describe a patient with type-I diabetes mellitus who had developed recurrent attacks of hypertriglyceridemia AP (HTG-AP) despite Fenfibrate-therapy and report on our experience with Evolocumab in his treatment and prophylaxis.
Keywords: diabetes mellitus, hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis, prophylaxis, treatment.
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