Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : OD06 - OD07

Benzodiazepine Induced Acute Pancreatitis

Poornima Sangmeshwar Tadkal, Nithin Bhat, Manjunatha Hande

1. Junior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India. 3. Professor, Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Poornima Sangmeshwar Tadkal,
Medicine OPD, 2nd floor, OPD building, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal-576104, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: tadkalpoornima29@gmail.com

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is acute inflammation of pancreas, caused mainly due to alcohol and gall stones. Drug induced pancreatitis is rare and benzodiazepine induced pancreatitis is still rare. Drug induced pancreatitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. We present a case of 64-year-old female, taking benzodiazepines for her disturbed sleep, admitted to the hospital with pain abdomen. Evaluation showed that she was suffering from acute pancreatitis, which was most likely secondary to her benzodiazepine intake. A high index of clinical suspicion and good drug history helped in diagnosing the cause of pancreatitis.

Keywords

Abdomen, Drug induced pancreatitis, Pain

How to cite this article :

Poornima Sangmeshwar Tadkal, Nithin Bhat, Manjunatha Hande. BENZODIAZEPINE INDUCED ACUTE PANCREATITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Jun 23 ]; 12:OD06-OD07. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=June&volume=12&issue=6&page=OD06-OD07&id=11613

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35644.11613

Date of Submission: Jan 19, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 15, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 26, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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