Benzodiazepine induced acute pancreatitis

Poornima Sangmeshwar Tadkal, Nithin Bhat, Manjunatha Hande

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OD06-OD07
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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