Benzodiazepine Induced Acute Pancreatitis OD06-OD07
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.