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Case Report

Calcitonin-Induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case-Report

Zoltán Berger1*, Claudio Cortes2 and Hernán Cabello3
1Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Section, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2Department of Radiology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
3Department of Medicine, Respiratory Diseases Section, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Corresponding Author : Zoltán Berger
Departamento de Medicina
Sección de Gastroenterología Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile
Santos Dumont 999, Independencia, Santiago, Chile
Tel: + 56229788350
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 01, 2015; Accepted June 22, 2015; Published June 25, 2015
Citation: Berger Z, Cortes C, Cabello H (2015) Calcitonin-Induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case-Report. Pancreat Disord Ther 5:158. doi:10.4172/2165-7092.1000158
Copyright: © 2015 Berger Z. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

A 68 years old woman was admitted for abdominal pain, acute pancreatitis complicated with peripancreatic fluid collections. She has received steroid treatment during 12 months for pulmonary fibrosis, 60 mg/day Prednisone in the last months. Three weeks before her admission calcitonin treatment was introduced for osteoporotic vertebral fracture. The pancreatitis followed a benign clinical course; oral diet was reintroduced in two weeks. Some days later, calcitonin treatment was also reinitiated, followed by a recurrence of abdominal pain on the third day, accompanied by a second increase in blood pancreatic enzymes. On the fourth week of the acute exacerbation of pancreatitis the patient presented fever: bacterial infection of the demarcated fluid collections was confirmed by fine needle aspiration. The infected pseudocysts were drained percutaneously, guided by CT scan, with favorable evolution, almost complete disappearence of them in two weeks. The patient died three months later, as a consequence of her pulmonary disease. The acute pancreatitis developed in the second week after initiation of calcitonin treatment and an acute recurrence was observed after a three-day “accidental rechallenge”. No other known etiology of acute pancreatitis was detected. We conclude that calcitonin should be considered as a probable cause of a drug-induced pancreatitis

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