Benzodiazepine Induced Acute PancreatitisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Poornima Sangmeshwar Tadkal,
Medicine OPD, 2nd floor, OPD building, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal-576104, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
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.
Abdomen, Drug induced pancreatitis, Pain
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
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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