Acute pancreatitis following medical abortion: Case report
2004 (English)In: BMC Women's Health, ISSN 1472-6874, Vol. 4, no 1, 1- p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis rarely complicates pregnancy. Although most pregnant women with acute pancreatitis have associated gallstones, less common causes such as drugs have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 34-year-old woman who underwent medical abortion with mifepristone and gemeprost and received codeine as pain-relief during the induction of abortion. She developed a severe acute necrotizing pancreatitis which required 14 days of intensive care. Other possible etiological factors, i.e. gallstone, alcohol intake and hyperlipidemia, were excluded. CONCLUSIONS: The reported case of acute pancreatitis was most likely drug-induced.
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2004. Vol. 4, no 1, 1- p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-75704DOI: 10.1186/1472-6874-4-1PubMedID: 15068485OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-75704DiVA: diva2:103615